Language Needs Assessment: Kwicksutaineuk Aw Kwaw Mish First Nation

Funding Applcation: ALI
Assessment Year: 2012
Language: Kwak̓wala
Dialect: Kwak'wala


Kwicksutaineuk Aw Kwaw Mish First Nation
Jeneen Elliott, Band Manager

This project will serve the following communities:

Ḵwikwa̱sutinux̱ / Ha̱'xwa-mis

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2009, January
Population on reserve: 37
Population off reserve: 236
Total Population: 273
Information Source: INAC census
Numbers pertaining to on-reserve members are accurate; numbers pertaining to off-reserve are approximate. The information below is in regards to the on-reserve members only. On-reserve population increases during the holiday season and summer months as students and parents return home from school. Students are required to reside in other communities to attend school, for all levels of education: elementary, secondary, and post secondary

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 10
Age groups that speak the language fluently (8), (2)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 20
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (5), (15)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 243
Number of people learning the language 50
Age groups that are learning the language (11), (30), (3), (6)

Total Number 273