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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6501 - Gitxsan Wet'suwet'en Education Society

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6501
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Pending
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Heather Harris
Job Title: 
Principal/Dean
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Gitxsan Wet'suwet'en Education Society
Phone: 
(250) 842-0216
Fax: 
(250) 842-2219
Email: 
heather.harris@gwes.ca
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2019/2020
Funding Application Type: 
BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Dialect: 
Gaaxnimx
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
We still have a number of fluent and semi-fluent speakers of Gitxsanim'x who are willing and able to pass our language on to the next generation. Our orthography has been standardized.
Challenges: 
We have very few younger speakers and our language could be extinct as a spoken language in a generation. We always need funds for language programs.