Language Needs Assessment: Coast Salish Employment & Training Society


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: Hul'q'umi'num'


Organization

Coast Salish Employment & Training Society
Francine Peter, Administrative Assistant

This project will serve the following communities:



Cowichan Tribes



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, October
Population on reserve: 2766
Population off reserve: 1975
Total Population: 4741
Information Source: Cowichan Tribes Membership Department
other bands living on Cowichan reserve is 308.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 150
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (100), 75-84 (50)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 280
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (30), 15-19 (75), 20-24 (15), 25-44 (30), 45-54 (75), 55-64 (15), 65-74 (15), 75-84 (25)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 4311
Number of people learning the language 1000
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (400), 15-19 (375), 20-24 (200), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (15)

Total Number 4741