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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6493 - Nanoose

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6493
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2019/2020
Funding Application Type: 
BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Language and Dialect Information
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
To learn about and experience living through the traditional Hul'q'umi'num language and cultural practices such as - Arts, crafts, medicines, singing, drumming, weaving, TPR and exploring how that translates to the traditional foundational approaches to stewardship and connection to the lands; communication processes and tools that ultimately influence the overall governance structures of the community. As well this programming serves to address a continually identified need within all areas of the community to mitigate the risk factors for youth and young families.
Challenges: 
The primary challenges are one off project funding that is not sustainable; minimal number of speakers who are aging quickly and whose knowledge and expertise needs to be passed to younger generations; no resources to support ongoing activities; youth are floundering and looking for that connection to their culture which the Hul'q'umi'num language is foundational too for the Snaw-naw-as People..