Language Needs Assessment: McLeod Lake Tse'khene Elders Society

Funding Applcation: BCLI
Assessment Year: 2009
Language: Tse’khene
Dialect: Tse'khene


McLeod Lake Tse'khene Elders Society
Geraldine Solonas, Elder Program Manager

This project will serve the following communities:

McLeod Lake

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2009, February
Population on reserve: 91
Population off reserve: 391
Total Population: 482
Information Source: Personal knowledge of one living in the community
There are an additional 11 non-members living in the community: 4 are of other First Nations and 7 are non-Aboriginal.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 15
Age groups that speak the language fluently (3), (4), (5), (2), (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 38
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (1), (5), (2), (1), (18), (9), (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 429
Number of people learning the language 9
Age groups that are learning the language (1), (5), (1), (2)

Total Number 482