Language Needs Assessment: Skeetchestn Indian Band


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: SecwepemctsĂ­n
Dialect: Western


Organization

Skeetchestn Indian Band
Esme Parsons, Education Manager

This project will serve the following communities:



Skeetchestn



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, May
Population on reserve: 262
Population off reserve: 260
Total Population: 522
Information Source: Skeetchestn Indian Band office

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 12
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (1), 65-74 (5), 75-84 (5), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 42
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (12), 15-19 (5), 20-24 (4), 25-44 (2), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (2), 65-74 (10), 75-84 (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 468
Number of people learning the language 27
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (12), 15-19 (5), 20-24 (4), 25-44 (2), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (2)

Total Number 522