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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6516 - Lilwat Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6516
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Lois Joseph
Job Title: 
Lilwat7ul Culture Centre Manager
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Lilwat Nation
Phone: 
604 894 6115
Fax: 
604 894 6841
Email: 
lois.joseph@lilwat.ca
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2019/2020
Funding Application Type: 
BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Language comment: 
Lilwat is one of 11 bands with small variations in language from community to community
Dialect: 
Ucwalmicwts
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
To enhance the use of ucwalmicwts in all areas and ages of community members.
Challenges: 
School based work does not work as well as full immersion or immersion on the land, not having enough trained fluent speakers to work in the schools and community comfortably. Language is not handed down from generation to generation as it was once. Many fluent speakers need to rebuild their confidence in order to feel comfortable with teaching our people.