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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6197 - Homalco First Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6197
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2017/2018
Funding Application Type: 
Language Revitalization Planning Program
Pre-school Language Nest
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Language comment: 
Mainland Comox Salish
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
Elders and speakers in the Homalco Community have expressed a desire to teach the language and support the development of programs, resources and tools to teach the language. Community members who do not speak the language fluently or at all and those who understand but don't speak the language are excited about the opportunity to learn.
Challenges: 
The number of speakers grows smaller each year and many Homalco members live away from the Homalco community. We need to begin efforts quickly, with dedication and commitment or we risk losing our language forever. We would like to develop language projects, tools and resources that can be shard with members who do not live in the Homalco community and support language revitalization.