Language Needs Assessment: Tk'emlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops Indian Band)


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


Organization

Tk'emlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops Indian Band)
Jessica Arnouse, Little Fawn Nursery Administrator

This project will serve the following communities:



Tk'emlups (Kamloops)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, March
Population on reserve: 537
Population off reserve: 521
Total Population: 1058
Information Source: Membership Coordinator

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 3
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (1), 75-84 (1), 85 and over (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 197
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (20), 5-14 (145), 20-24 (5), 45-54 (4), 55-64 (6), 65-74 (9), 75-84 (7), 85 and over (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 858
Number of people learning the language 178
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (20), 5-14 (145), 25-44 (12), 45-54 (1)

Total Number 1058