Language Needs Assessment: 'Na Aksa Gyilak'yoo School - Kitsumkalum


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2015/2016
Language: Sm̓algya̱x

Organization

'Na Aksa Gyilak'yoo School - Kitsumkalum
Colleen Austin, Principal

This project will serve the following communities:



Kitsumkalum Band Council



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2015, November
Population on reserve: 255
Population off reserve: 491
Total Population: 746
Information Source: AANDC Registered Population Report & Data from Kitsumkalum Band Council

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 3
Age groups that speak the language fluently 65-74 (1), 75-84 (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 40
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 (10), 15-19 (20), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 703
Number of people learning the language 40
Age groups that are learning the language 5-14 (10), 15-19 (20), 45-54 (5), 55-64 (5)

Total Number 746