Language Needs Assessment: LNA6529 - Tk'emlups te Secwepemc

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
6529
Submitted: 
Not submitted
Status: 
Pending
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Dessa Gottfriedson
Job Title: 
Education Manager
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Tk'emlups te Secwepemc
Phone: 
250.314.1505
Fax: 
250.372.883.3
Email: 
dessa.gottfriedson@kib.ca
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2019/2020
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Dialect: 
Western
Community NOT listed: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
There is a critical shortage of Secwepemctsin speakers within our community, and as a result there is an immediate need to strengthen connections with other Secwepemc communities and establish a network of Secwepemctsin speakers within the Nation. This network will be used to support our language revitalization efforts, support mentor-mentee relationships, and to promote language initiatives across communities.
Challenges: 
Our (2) fluent elders in our community are in their 80s, as such, there are health challenges, as well as effectively contacting them. There could also be challenges with other Secwepemc communities travelling to TteS, such as weather (snow), access to reliable transportation, etc.