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Language Needs Assessment: LNA5968 - Upper Similkameen Indian Band

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
5968
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Lillian Gottfriedson
Job Title: 
Project Manager
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Upper Similkameen Indian Band
Phone: 
(250) 292-8733
Fax: 
(250) 292-8753
Email: 
mslilithgee@gmail.com
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2015/2016
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
We have fluent speakers and knowledge keepers in the neighboring community. People in this community want to learn now before it's too late
Challenges: 
* In the band, there is ONE Fluent Speaker who is in her eighties and does not live in the community. * We live in a isolated community and our band is a mix of different tribes through inter-marriage and members voted on. * It's difficult to recruit and retain fluent speakers from elsewhere because of the travel involved and * because we're a small band, we have limited resources