Language Needs Assessment: LNA6509 - Kwikwetlem First Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6509
Submitted: 
Not submitted
Status: 
Pending
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Fred Wilson
Job Title: 
Education Coordinator
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Kwikwetlem First Nation
Phone: 
604-540-0640
Fax: 
604-525-0772
Email: 
fred.wilson@kwikwetlem.com
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2018/2019
Funding Application Type: 
BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Language and Dialect Information
Dialect: 
hən̓q̓əmin̓əm
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
To introduce hən̓q̓əmin̓əm to school age children and their parents and extended family members. At this time there is little to no hən̓q̓əmin̓əm spoken in the community, the target is to have community members speaking hən̓q̓əmin̓əm in greeting each other, maybe an extended conversation with each and to have speakers that can introduce themselves and do a welcome to the territory in hən̓q̓əmin̓əm.
Challenges: 
There has been little to no practice of hən̓q̓əmin̓əm in the community, although there is interest. None of the community members is ready to learn language in a formal setting, or even close to an academic setting, that is why this one is targeted at having culturally relevant activities along with learning hən̓q̓əmin̓əm.