Language Needs Assessment: Squamish Nation Education Department

Funding Applcation: ALI
Assessment Year: 2011
Language: Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim
Dialect: Squamish


Squamish Nation Education Department
Shirley Lewis, Language & Culture Worker

This project will serve the following communities:

Squamish Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, April
Population on reserve: 2239
Population off reserve: 1085
Total Population:
Information Source: Band Census

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 30
Age groups that speak the language fluently (30)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 0
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat

Number that do not speak or understand the language 3294
Number of people learning the language 26
Age groups that are learning the language (10), (13)

Total Number 3324