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Language Needs Assessment: LNA5981 - Alexis Creek First Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
5981
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
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: 
Our resources for implementing language and cultural projects are Elders, Fluent Speakers, Certified Language Teachers, artistic individuals who can bead, paint, crochet/knit, hunt, fish, prepare wild game for sustenance and tan hide. In addition we also have access to surrounding traditional spiritual sites and hunting/fishing/trapping sites within our traditional territory. We also have access to the School Gymnasium, the Cultural Center, Band Office Hall and the Health Center for meetings, classes, gatherings, etc.
Challenges: 
We continue to tackle the challenge of gathering community participation for person to person learning at specific meeting places like a school gym or health center. We believe that this is a result of community members suffering from the trauma from the Residential School era. And others may be suffering from Drug & Alcohol abuse.