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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6105 - Wet'suwet'en First Nation/Wet'suwet'en Elder and Youth Education Society

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6105
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Carla Lewis
Job Title: 
Proposal Writer
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Wet'suwet'en First Nation/Wet'suwet'en Elder and Youth Education Society
Phone: 
7786691316
Fax: 
2508987480
Email: 
carla@yintah.com
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2016/2017
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
We currently have a leadership who is very eager to support language learning by collaborating with other Witsuwit'en speaking communities who may provide resources, advice, and guidance as we seek to revitalize the language in our community. Over the last few years we have been able to obtain community spaces (workshop space/hall/daycare/meeting rooms) that can be sites of language learning. We have a younger generation of individuals who are interested in learning the language, songs, and stories of our ancestors.
Challenges: 
We have very few fluent Witsuwit'en speakers in our community and not many of the speakers are able to teach the language do to health and age.