Language Needs Assessment: LNA6519 - Penelakut Tribe

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6519
Submitted: 
Not submitted
Status: 
Pending
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Nora Thomas
Job Title: 
Health Director
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Penelakut Tribe
Phone: 
250-246-9885
Email: 
nora.thomas@penelakut.ca
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2019/2020
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
Would like to offer cultural and language classes at Penelakut Health Centre during the day. This would provide parents an opportunity to learn the language while their children are at school. We are hoping that a day class will have a better response than an evening class.
Challenges: 
Finding a fluent speaker with the ability to teach. One comment I have heard from many people is there is a teacher here on Penelakut Island that teaches, but, teaches the same words over and over and over again. Committment - people start out with good intentions of attending, but, then get sidetracked with extra curricular activities (sports, bingo, casino, etc.) and then stop attending.