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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6280 - Gitsegukla elementary school

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6280
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Cheyenne Gwa'amuuk
Job Title: 
Student services coordinator
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Gitsegukla elementary school
Phone: 
250-849-5739
Email: 
la@gitsegukla.net
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2018/2019
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Dialect: 
Gyeetsimx
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
1. There's a strong community of language speakers in Gitsegukla amongst older generations 2. There's a lot of young people who are interested in learning Gitsenimx if the opportunities were present 3. Chief, Council, and Community Members strongly value the promotion of language and culture
Challenges: 
1. The Gitsenimx speaking population in Gitsegukla is aging 2. There's a lack of training available for fluent speakers in how to successfully teach Gitsenimx as a Second Language to an English first language speaker 3. No existing resources available in community to support language revitalization efforts or language learning 4. Lack of long-term funding available to provide meaningful opportunities for people to learn