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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6231 - Aqam

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6231
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Chrystal Williams
Job Title: 
Language and Culture Coordinator
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Aqam
Phone: 
250-426-5717
Fax: 
250-489-8935
Email: 
cwilliams@aqam.net
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2017/2018
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
FirstVoices
Language and Culture Immersion Camp
Language Revitalization Planning Program
Mentor-Apprentice Program
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Language comment: 
The Ktunaxa language is an isolate language with few speakers.
Dialect: 
Upper Ktunaxa
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
With the newly Language Speakers and Knowledge Holders Group formed we are able to identify the leaders in our community that hold specific knowledge to Ktunaxa Language and Culture traditions.
Challenges: 
With the passing of significant language speakers we are in position where the Ktunaxa language is really on the verge of becoming extinct.