Language Needs Assessment: Heiltsuk College

Funding Applcation: ALI
Assessment Year: 2012
Language: Hailhzaqvla
Dialect: North Wakashan


Heiltsuk College
Joann Green, Executive Director

This project will serve the following communities:

Heiltsuk Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, January
Population on reserve: 1157
Population off reserve: 1088
Total Population: 2245
Information Source: Indian Registry Manager
there is approximately 150 non status people living on reserve

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 60
Age groups that speak the language fluently (2), (1), (13), (12), (26), (6)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 45
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (5), (3), (6), (31)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 2140
Number of people learning the language 247
Age groups that are learning the language (12), (71), (45), (4), (4), (21), (40), (50)

Total Number 2245