Language Needs Assessment: Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nation


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


Organization

Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nation
Mike Willie, Culture Preservation/Revitalization Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, June
Population on reserve: 501
Population off reserve: 350
Total Population: 851
Information Source: Band Office Official Document
Non-band members on reserve 115

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 21
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (7), 65-74 (10), 75-84 (4)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 210
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (110), 15-19 (4), 25-44 (16), 45-54 (50), 55-64 (20), 65-74 (10)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 620
Number of people learning the language 120
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (110), 15-19 (4), 25-44 (6)

Total Number 851