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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6300 - Ditidaht First Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6300
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Crystal Amos
Job Title: 
Daycare Manager
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Ditidaht First Nation
Phone: 
2507453313
Fax: 
2507453304
Email: 
ditidahtdc@hotmail.ca
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2018/2019
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Dialect: 
diiʔdiitidq
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
We speak it very commonly in the center around the children. We are starting to understand what our two elders are saying to one another around us. We are beginning to speak in sentences and also attend evening adult language classes to bring back more teaching tools to the daycare environment. We are the foundation to our future leaders and we wish our future leaders to have a strong healthy cultural background because this is who we are. The school is strong at teaching the language, so we would like our children to grasp the dialect for the best early learning head start.
Challenges: 
Challenges have been becoming less and less for speaking the language. We have a more team based opportunity with the best partnership with the school. We have received our first term language certification for a university credit and have two dedicated elders who show daily commitment to our team. We only have little support to pay them what they deserve. We do not have a singer/dancer teacher because we do not have the funding for it. We would like to have new regalia for performing and also more cultural experiences of seeing our cultural foods and processing.