Language Needs Assessment: Quatsino First Nation


Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Kwak̓wala
Dialect: Gutsa'


Organization

Quatsino First Nation
Bonita Wallas, Education Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



G̱usgimukw (Quatsino First Nation)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, December
Population on reserve: 185
Population off reserve: 432
Total Population: 617
Information Source: Quatsino Membership
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Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 13
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (4), 55-64 (7), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 73
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (36), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (25), 75-84 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 531
Number of people learning the language 36
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (36)

Total Number 617