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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6036 - Nuchatlaht Tribe

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6036
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Mason Ducharme
Job Title: 
Band Manager
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Nuchatlaht Tribe
Phone: 
250-332-5908
Fax: 
250-332-5907
Email: 
administrator@nuchatlaht.com
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2016/2017
Funding Application Type: 
Language Revitalization Planning Program
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
Here are the following opportunities to implementing language and cultural projects: -A member is about to graduate with a degree in linguistics -- they can help us with revitalizing our language -Over 50% of our membership is under 30 years old which is good because it's easier to learn a language when you're younger -In October 2015, Nuchatlaht Tribe was provided with high speed internet access, this is good because it allows for opportunities such as skyping off-reserve members, etc. -Chief and Council has made language revitalization one of its top priorities
Challenges: 
Here are the following challenges to implementing language and cultural projects: -The last fully fluent speaker passed away in February 2016 -The semi-isolated location of the reserve will make it difficult to recruit workers and participants -Over 80% of membership live off-reserve in multiple cities across Canada