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Language Needs Assessment: LNA6520 - Leq'á:mel First Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6520
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
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: 
We have a semi-speaker and language teacher living in the community that is willing to teach and begin to revitalize our language in the community. She has access to our last fluent speaker as a resource person. Our community is wanting to learn more about our language and culture, since Leq'amel is the birth place of our Halq'emeylem language, the community want to start the process of revitalizing and saving our language from becoming a dead language. This opportuity will help give our language breath and keep it alive.
Challenges: 
Since our language is on the endangered list of languages and only one fluent speaker, its very difficult to provide resources, cultural knowledge in the community. Also, the location of our community is far away from others and we do not have access to public transit. Therefore, transportation is very difficult to neighbouring communities that may offer the language.