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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6283 - Carrier Sekani Family Services

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6283
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Kayla Brownscombe
Job Title: 
Youth Services Manager
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Carrier Sekani Family Services
Phone: 
250 564 5643
Email: 
kbrownscombe@csfs.org
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2018/2019
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: 
Lake Babine Nation has access to two certified professional educators who are fluent language speakers. There are three certified early childhood educators who are fluent in the Nadut'en language; one trained language teacher in the remote community of Wit'at who is very near retirement; 5 or more Post Secondary students who are fully fluent in Nadut'en Language; and passionate about volunteering in the community. Lake Babine Nation has supportive leaders who place language retention and revitalization as a priority within the Nation. Youth In Care from LBN have provided their feedback at Youth Forums CSFS has hosted and they have expressed a strong interest in returning to the land to learn about their culture as well as visiting their community more often.
Challenges: 
Limited access to qualified Language Teachers, Limited Curricula & Resources, Fluency in the Nadut'en Language, and Limited Financial Resources.