Language Needs Assessment: Beecher Bay First Nations


Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2007/2008
Language: Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq'eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓

Organization

Beecher Bay First Nations
Mary Lou Preston, Band Administrator

This project will serve the following communities:



Scia'new (Beecher Bay)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2006, October
Population on reserve: 94
Population off reserve: 129
Total Population: 223
Information Source:

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 1
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 ()

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 22
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 5-14 ()

Number that do not speak or understand the language 189
Number of people learning the language 11
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (), 5-14 ()

Total Number 223