Language Needs Assessment: Skeetchestn Community School

Funding Applcation: ALI
Assessment Year: 2012
Language: SecwepemctsĂ­n
Dialect: Western dialect


Skeetchestn Community School
Marianne Ignace, Secwepemc language facilitator

This project will serve the following communities:


Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2012, November
Population on reserve: 198
Population off reserve: 318
Total Population: 516
Information Source: AANDC
on and off reserve population may fluctuate due to individuals temporarily residing off or on reserve.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 14
Age groups that speak the language fluently (1), (7), (5), (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 90
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (40), (8), (8), (3), (10), (14), (5), (2)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 412
Number of people learning the language 56
Age groups that are learning the language (1), (40), (8), (2), (2), (2), (1)

Total Number 516