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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6503 - Children Of The Taku Society

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6503
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2019/2020
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Dialect: 
Inland
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
An incredible opportunity to support other young indigenous grassroots citizens in other languages has been supported through us. A young Gwich'in woman in steadily developing textbook 3 in Old Crow and teaching textbook 2 right now. Opportunities to have classes in multiple communities in Tlingit will be possible in the next few years if both ALI and BCLI funding are awarded.
Challenges: 
Our last master speaker in Atlin passed away this past winter. Travel to other communities to gain Tlingit Language expertise will be absolutely necessary. Young people have a hard time to commit to language, due to the demands of Western Society life. We are very remote, and have to travel long distances to create a community of support. The expectations around language learning are quite low, and much time is wasted on ineffective methods and ways of teaching and learning.