Language Needs Assessment: Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Children and Family Services Society

Funding Applcation: ALI
Assessment Year: 2011
Language: Dene K’e
Dialect: Dene (South Slavey)


Nenan Dane zaa Deh Zona Children and Family Services Society
Adrienne Greyeyes, Cultural Connections Coordinator

This project will serve the following communities:

Fort Nelson First Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2010, February
Population on reserve: 393
Population off reserve: 255
Total Population: 648
Information Source: Membership Coordinator, Fort Nelson First Nation Administration Community Language fluency information is approximated from the 2006 Aboriginal Population Profile from Statistics Canada and conversations with FNFN Administration. Language information was not collected in the 2010 FNFN administered census.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 60
Age groups that speak the language fluently (5), (10), (13), (15), (12), (5)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 118
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (10), (108)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 470
Number of people learning the language 118
Age groups that are learning the language (10), (108)

Total Number 648