Language Needs Assessment: Ehattesaht Chinehkint Tribe


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ
Dialect: ʔiiḥatis


Organization

Ehattesaht Chinehkint Tribe
Victoria Wells, Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



ʔiiḥatis (Ehattesaht)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, January
Population on reserve: 120
Population off reserve: 280
Total Population: 400
Information Source: Band list
Membership Clerk.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 2
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 15
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (5), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 383
Number of people learning the language 35
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (8), 5-14 (5), 15-19 (2), 20-24 (5), 25-44 (5), 45-54 (4), 55-64 (4), 65-74 (2)

Total Number 400