Language Needs Assessment: Lax Kw'alaams Band

Funding Applcation: Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Assessment Year: 2007/2008
Language: Sm̓algya̱x
Dialect: Smalgyax


Lax Kw'alaams Band
Wayne Druty, Business Manager & CEO

This project will serve the following communities:

Lax Kw'alaams Band

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll:
Population on reserve: 970
Population off reserve: 2260
Total Population: 3230
Information Source:

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 10
Age groups that speak the language fluently 75-84 ()

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 10
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat 55-64 ()

Number that do not speak or understand the language 3200
Number of people learning the language 160
Age groups that are learning the language 0-4 (), 5-14 ()

Total Number 3230