Language Needs Assessment: Lower Kootenay Band

Funding Applcation: ALI
Assessment Year: 2014
Language: Ktunaxa
Dialect: Lower


Lower Kootenay Band
Keith Clements, Director of Operations

This project will serve the following communities:

yaqan nuʔkiy (Lower Kootenay)

Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2014, January
Population on reserve: 83
Population off reserve: 153
Total Population: 236
Information Source: Keith and Education office
Large youth population and only a small number of adults learning the language. Young children in grades 3-8 are eager to learn the language.

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 4
Age groups that speak the language fluently (3), (1)

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 44
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat (11), (5), (4), (10), (5), (9)

Number that do not speak or understand the language 188
Number of people learning the language 50
Age groups that are learning the language (12), (38)

Total Number 236