Language Needs Assessment: Skeetchestn Indian Band

Funding Applcation: BCLI
Assessment Year: 2014
Language: SecwepemctsĂ­n
Dialect: Western Dialect


Skeetchestn Indian Band
Marianne Ignace, language facilitator

This project will serve the following communities:


Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, April
Population on reserve: 262
Population off reserve: 260
Total Population: 522
Information Source: Skeetchestn Indian Band office
population no is close estimate

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 12
Age groups that speak the language fluently (1), (5), (5), (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 42
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (12), (5), (4), (2), (2), (2), (10), (5)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 468
Number of people learning the language 27
Age groups that are learning the language (12), (5), (4), (2), (2), (2)

Total Number 522