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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6512 - Pa'La7Wit Society of the Lower Lillooet Lake

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6512
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Sylvia Shanoss
Job Title: 
Treachery and Secretary
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Pa'La7Wit Society of the Lower Lillooet Lake
Phone: 
778-733-0703
Email: 
sylvia@pala7wit-society.org
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2019/2020
Funding Application Type: 
BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Dialect: 
Lower Statimcets
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
There are still fluent speakers and cultural leaders within the communities; people are interested to access their culture through language; there are many families with little children moving back to the communities
Challenges: 
The remoteness of communities (all located on a gravel road); Not all community members have access to (reliable) vehicles; Language is not taught in community schools; Access to language programs and services does not exist within communities