Language Needs Assessment: Kitasoo/Xai'Xais

Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Ski:xs
Dialect: Southern Tsimshian (Sgüüxs) and


Elissa Crouse, Project Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:

Kitasoo/Xai'xais Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, December
Population on reserve: 319
Population off reserve: 197
Total Population: 516
Information Source: AANDC

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 0
Age groups that speak the language fluently

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 1
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 515
Number of people learning the language 2
Age groups that are learning the language 25-44 (2)

Total Number 516