Language Needs Assessment: Heiltsuk College/Heiltsuk Nation

Funding Applcation: ALI
Assessment Year: 2010
Language: Hailhzaqvla
Dialect: Hailzaqvala Language


Heiltsuk College/Heiltsuk Nation
Joann Green, Executive Director

This project will serve the following communities:

Heiltsuk Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, June
Population on reserve: 1076
Population off reserve: 1170
Total Population: 2246
Information Source: Indian Registry Manager
approximately 124 non Heiltsuk residents live on reserve

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 73
Age groups that speak the language fluently (2), (2), (5), (32), (28), (4)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 40
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (4), (2), (6), (21), (7)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 2133
Number of people learning the language 249
Age groups that are learning the language (12), (145), (68), (5), (9), (6), (4)

Total Number 2246