Language Needs Assessment: Tseshaht First Nation

Funding Applcation: BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Nuučaan̓uɫ


Tseshaht First Nation
Katherine Robinson, contractor

This project will serve the following communities:

Tseshaht First Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, November
Population on reserve: 550
Population off reserve: 510
Total Population: 1060
Information Source: Tseshaht Membership Committee
The number of members living on reserve has recently increased with the addition of new housing; new stats not available until 2012

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 5
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (1), 75-84 (4)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 26
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (10), 25-44 (1), 45-54 (4), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (6)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1029
Number of people learning the language 25
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (11), 15-19 (2), 25-44 (10), 55-64 (2)

Total Number 1060