Language Needs Assessment: Spi7uy Squqluts Language & Culture Society


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Secwepemctsín
Dialect: Northern


Organization

Spi7uy Squqluts Language & Culture Society
Cody William, Language Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Tsq'escenemc (Canim Lake)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, June
Population on reserve: 420
Population off reserve: 182
Total Population: 602
Information Source: Indian and Northern Affairs

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 11
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (9), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 45
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (10), 45-54 (25), 55-64 (10)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 546
Number of people learning the language 57
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (32), 15-19 (14), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (8)

Total Number 602


Canoe Creek



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, June
Population on reserve: 309
Population off reserve: 412
Total Population: 721
Information Source: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 7
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (2), 65-74 (4), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 20
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 (20)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 694
Number of people learning the language 41
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (6), 5-14 (35)

Total Number 721


Esketemc



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, June
Population on reserve: 472
Population off reserve: 460
Total Population: 932
Information Source: Esketemc First Nation Office

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 91
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (46), 65-74 (40), 75-84 (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 673
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 20-24 (38), 25-44 (298), 45-54 (168), 55-64 (169)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 168
Number of people learning the language 186
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (7), 5-14 (45), 15-19 (49), 20-24 (7), 25-44 (32), 45-54 (35), 55-64 (11)

Total Number 932


T'exelcemc (Williams Lake)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, June
Population on reserve: 273
Population off reserve: 471
Total Population: 744
Information Source: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 7
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (7)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 21
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (19), 45-54 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 716
Number of people learning the language 299
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (10), 5-14 (130), 15-19 (130), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (7), 55-64 (17), 65-74 (2)

Total Number 744


Xats'ull (Soda Creek)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, June
Population on reserve: 179
Population off reserve: 236
Total Population: 415
Information Source: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 1
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 2
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 (1), 65-74 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 412
Number of people learning the language 33
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (7), 5-14 (10), 15-19 (10), 25-44 (6)

Total Number 415