Language Needs Assessment: Laich-Kwil-Tach Research Centre


Funding Applcation: Language Authority and Language Plan Development
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Kwak̓wala
Dialect: Liq'wala


Organization

Laich-Kwil-Tach Research Centre
Dee Cullon, Researcher

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Kwiakah First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, April
Population on reserve: 7
Population off reserve: 15
Total Population: 22
Information Source: First Nation Profiles
No one in this community resides on a Kwiakah A reserve.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 0
Age groups that speak the language fluently

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 1
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 65-74 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 21
Number of people learning the language 5
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (3), 15-19 (2)

Total Number 22


We Wai Kai First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, April
Population on reserve: 392
Population off reserve: 709
Total Population: 1101
Information Source: First Nation Profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 9
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 (5), 85 and over (4)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 23
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (2), 45-54 (2), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (3), 75-84 (11)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1069
Number of people learning the language 105
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (22), 5-14 (40), 15-19 (8), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (11), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (5), 65-74 (8), 75-84 (3)

Total Number 1101


Wei Wai Kum First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, May
Population on reserve: 377
Population off reserve: 395
Total Population: 772
Information Source: Membership Clerk

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 12
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 (10), 85 and over (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 20
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 45-54 (4), 55-64 (4), 65-74 (8), 75-84 (4)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 740
Number of people learning the language 155
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (35), 5-14 (37), 15-19 (41), 20-24 (10), 25-44 (10), 45-54 (4), 55-64 (6), 65-74 (8), 75-84 (4)

Total Number 772