Language Needs Assessment: Head of the Lake School


Funding Applcation: Language Authority and Language Plan Development
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: St̓át̓imcets
Dialect: Lower Lillooet, St'at'imc


Organization

Head of the Lake School
Leroy Joe, Cultural Teacher

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Douglas First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, May
Population on reserve: 49
Population off reserve: 151
Total Population: 200
Information Source: Band Office

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 4
Age groups that speak the language fluently 55-64 (1), 65-74 (2), 75-84 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 45
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (11), 5-14 (3), 15-19 (1), 20-24 (11), 25-44 (15), 45-54 (4)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 151
Number of people learning the language 45
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (11), 5-14 (3), 15-19 (1), 20-24 (11), 25-44 (15), 45-54 (4)

Total Number 200


Skatin Nations



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, May
Population on reserve: 58
Population off reserve: 353
Total Population: 411
Information Source: Band Office

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 7
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (1), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 51
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (12), 5-14 (7), 15-19 (2), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (22), 45-54 (1), 55-64 (4), 65-74 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 353
Number of people learning the language 51
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (12), 5-14 (8), 15-19 (2), 20-24 (2), 25-44 (22), 45-54 (1), 55-64 (4)

Total Number 411


Samahquam Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2007, January
Population on reserve: 70
Population off reserve: 292
Total Population: 362
Information Source: Band Office

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 5
Age groups that speak the language fluently 45-54 (1), 55-64 (4)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 65
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 0-4 (5), 5-14 (10), 15-19 (10), 20-24 (11), 25-44 (24), 45-54 (1), 55-64 (4)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 292
Number of people learning the language 145
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (10), 5-14 (25), 15-19 (15), 20-24 (20), 25-44 (25), 45-54 (40), 55-64 (10)

Total Number 362