Language Needs Assessment: LNA6527 - Gitxsan Child and Family Services Society

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6527
Submitted: 
Not submitted
Status: 
Pending
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Tyler Peterson
Job Title: 
Linguist
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Gitxsan Child and Family Services Society
Phone: 
250-842-2258
Fax: 
250-842-2481
Email: 
trg.peterson@gmail.com
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2019/2020
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Language comment: 
Gitxsanimx is the spelling representing the Gigeenix (Upriver) dialect
Dialect: 
Gigeenix
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
There are several ad hoc opportunities to learn the language through informal groups that gather. The local elementary and high schools also devote time to Gitksan language learning for children and youth. There have also been numerous summer language camps for youth in the traditional territories.
Challenges: 
There is no community-level cultural and language organization.