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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6145 - Tsleil-Waututh First Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6145
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Angela George
Job Title: 
Community Development Director
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Tsleil-Waututh First Nation
Phone: 
604-929-3454
Fax: 
604-929-4714
Email: 
language@twnation.ca
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2016/2017
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Dialect: 
hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
There are native speakers of the Island dialect of our language that we may access for consultation. The knowledge that is shared by the native speakers will then be converted into the downriver dialect by knowledgeable people in our program and subsequently passed along to youth in our community that we may engage engage in our programming.
Challenges: 
Absence of native speakers of our subject dialect. We have second language speakers of our dialect who can engage with native speakers of the other dialects in order to increase their fluency. They can then convert the acquired knowledge to our dialect for intergenerational transfer to language learners in our community.