Language Needs Assessment: Saikuz First Nation


Funding Applcation: BCLI
Assessment Year: 2007
Language: Dakelh (ᑕᗸᒡ)
Dialect: Nazko


Organization

Saikuz First Nation
Colleen Erickson, Chief of Saik'uz First Nation

This project will serve the following communities:



Community Specific Information



Nadleh Whut'en



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2007, January
Population on reserve: 163
Population off reserve: 256
Total Population: 419
Information Source:

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 11
Age groups that speak the language fluently ()

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 14
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat ()

Number that do not speak or understand the language 134
Number of people learning the language 4
Age groups that are learning the language (), (), ()

Total Number 163


Saik'uz First Nation



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 1999, January
Population on reserve: 600
Population off reserve: 250
Total Population: 950
Information Source:

Community Language Fluency

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

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 150
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat ()

Number that do not speak or understand the language 450
Number of people learning the language 200
Age groups that are learning the language (), (), ()

Total Number 812


Ts'il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake)



Community Population

Date of community's recent population poll: 2007, January
Population on reserve: 58
Population off reserve: 46
Total Population: 104
Information Source:

Community Language Fluency

Number that speak and understand language fluently 7
Age groups that speak the language fluently ()

Number that understand and/or speak somewhat 12
Age groups who understand and/or speak somewhat ()

Number that do not speak or understand the language 50
Number of people learning the language 20
Age groups that are learning the language (), (), ()

Total Number 56