Language Needs Assessment: Sto:lo Shxweli Halq'emeylem Language program


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Dialect: Up river Halq'emeylem


Organization

Sto:lo Shxweli Halq'emeylem Language program
Jared Deck, Project Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Tzeachten First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, May
Population on reserve: 260
Population off reserve: 171
Total Population: 431
Information Source: http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNRegPopulation.aspx?BAND_NUMBER=575&lang=eng
24 registered to other reserves. 1 registered on crown land

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 55-64 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 430
Number of people learning the language 14
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (2), 20-24 (3), 45-54 (4), 55-64 (3), 75-84 (2)

Total Number 431


Leq'á:mel First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, May
Population on reserve: 132
Population off reserve: 222
Total Population: 354
Information Source: http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNRegPopulation.aspx?BAND_NUMBER=579&lang=eng
14 registered to other reserves

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 2
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (1), 65-74 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 352
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 354


Matsqui First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, May
Population on reserve: 105
Population off reserve: 143
Total Population: 248
Information Source: http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNRegPopulation.aspx?BAND_NUMBER=565&lang=eng
20 registered on other reserves

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 5
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 20-24 (1), 25-44 (2), 45-54 (1), 65-74 (1)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 243
Number of people learning the language 10
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (4), 20-24 (3), 25-44 (2), 45-54 (1)

Total Number 248


Popkum First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, May
Population on reserve: 1
Population off reserve: 9
Total Population: 10
Information Source: http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNRegPopulation.aspx?BAND_NUMBER=585&lang=eng

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 0
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat

Number that do not speak or understand the language 10
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 10


Skawahlook First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, May
Population on reserve: 11
Population off reserve: 69
Total Population: 80
Information Source: http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNRegPopulation.aspx?BAND_NUMBER=582&lang=eng
6 registered on other reserves

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 0
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat

Number that do not speak or understand the language 80
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 80


Skowkale First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, May
Population on reserve: 169
Population off reserve: 68
Total Population: 237
Information Source: http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNRegPopulation.aspx?BAND_NUMBER=571&lang=eng
21 registered on other reserves

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 7
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (3), 45-54 (1), 55-64 (1), 65-74 (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 230
Number of people learning the language 20
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (4), 5-14 (3), 15-19 (6), 20-24 (7)

Total Number 237


Skwah First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, May
Population on reserve: 288
Population off reserve: 196
Total Population: 484
Information Source: http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNRegPopulation.aspx?BAND_NUMBER=573&lang=eng
49 registered on other reserves

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 6
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 25-44 (2), 45-54 (1), 65-74 (3)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 478
Number of people learning the language 25
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (5), 5-14 (10), 20-24 (5), 25-44 (5)

Total Number 484


Squiala First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2011, May
Population on reserve: 127
Population off reserve: 53
Total Population: 180
Information Source: http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNRegPopulation.aspx?BAND_NUMBER=574&lang=eng
22 registered on other reserves and 2 registered on crown land.

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 0
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat

Number that do not speak or understand the language 180
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 180


Aitchelitz First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2006, January
Population on reserve: 32
Population off reserve: 9
Total Population: 41
Information Source: http://pse5-esd5.ainc-inac.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/FNRegPopulation.aspx?BAND_NUMBER=558&lang=eng
8 on other reserves

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 0
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat

Number that do not speak or understand the language 41
Number of people learning the language 0
Age groups that are learning the language

Total Number 41