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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6282 - Okanagan Indian Band

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6282
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Danielle Saddleman
Job Title: 
Coordinator, OKIB Language Nest
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Okanagan Indian Band
Phone: 
250 503 5593
Email: 
okibnest@okanagan.org
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2018/2019
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Dialect: 
North Okanagan
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
We have an opportunity to develop and implement adult language immersion in the community. This opportunity is a result of a 2017-18 grant from New Relationship Trust to develop an Adult Language Renewal Strategic Plan. Now that we have some on-going funding for language immersion for children 0-5 from ASI-EY, we can use more of our FPCC funding towards adult immersion to support the families of the children who are learning.
Challenges: 
Challenges continue to be the aging and health of fluent Elders. However, this challenge provides the impetus for OKIB to develop and implement a strong adult language immersion program, as second language speakers will one day be the language teachers in the daycare, nest and school.