Language Needs Assessment: Fort Nelson First Nation

Funding Applcation: ALI
Assessment Year: 2014
Language: Dene K’e
Dialect: Athapasken


Fort Nelson First Nation
Theresa Fincaryk, Culture Revitalization Manager

This project will serve the following communities:

Fort Nelson First Nation

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2013, June
Population on reserve: 449
Population off reserve: 435
Total Population: 884
Information Source: Fort Nelson First Nation Population Statistics Report INAC
This information is kept in a black binder and is updated by the FNFN office manager Denise Christman

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 58
Age groups that speak the language fluently (4), (9), (12), (20), (7), (6)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 128
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (6), (81), (24), (17)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 698
Number of people learning the language 154
Age groups that are learning the language (12), (17), (67), (18), (34), (6)

Total Number 884