Language Needs Assessment: Skidegate

Funding Applcation: BCLI
Assessment Year: 2010
Language: X̱aad Kil / X̱aaydaa Kil (Haida)
Dialect: Skidegate Haida


Janna Wilson, Proposal Writer

This project will serve the following communities:

Skidegate Band Council

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2006, January
Population on reserve: 780
Population off reserve: 692
Total Population: 1472
Information Source: Statistics Canada website, INAC website First Nations Community profiles

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 23
Age groups that speak the language fluently (1), (11), (9), (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 11
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (1), (5), (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 1438
Number of people learning the language 265
Age groups that are learning the language (55), (140), (60), (5), (5)

Total Number 1472