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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6260 - Squamish Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6260
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2017/2018
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: 
Squamish Nation people are ready and excited to learn Squamish language and this is evident in the number of participants in existing programming. We currently offer extensive langauge programming across various age groups, however, we need to build immersion programs to develop more fluent speakers.
Challenges: 
Some of the challenges that we face in regards to implementing language and cultural projects include lack of human resources and funding. We are continually working to build our language fluency levels so that we have more Squamish language teachers and practicioners. Funding for ongoing program development and implementation will be critical to having curriculum resources to further our Language goals.