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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6097 - Okanagan Indian Band

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6097
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2016/2017
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Dialect: 
North Okanagan
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
This year we have new opportunities to strengthen language renewal. The Fluent Elders Advisory Group has been reestablished & has 8 to 10 of 16 fluent Elders attending monthly meetings, including nest Elders, the daycare Elder, and the Immersion School Elders. OKIB also has increased capacity to do digital documentation of fluent Elders in nsyilxcen.
Challenges: 
Challenges continue to be the aging and health of remaining fluent Elders. However, this challenge provides the impetus for OKIB to begin documentation efforts.