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Language Needs Assessment: LNA3159 - Homalco

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
3159
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2014/2015
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Language comment: 
We at Homalco share a common Language with Sliammon, Klahoose and Comox. There is a risk that the language will be lost within few generations. With each passing generation their is less and less fluent speakers.
Dialect: 
Comox Dialect
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
The connection to our culture and history in territory is rooted in our language. Our future generations deserve the assistance in retaining the language, considering the purpose of Residential Schools to "kill the Indian in the child" In that process Language was a primary target. Retaining our Language is part of the reconciliation process.
Challenges: 
Our biggest challenge is the lack of funding. The next challenge will be a smaller and smaller pool of fluent speakers to call upon to teach our young properly with the correct pronunciation.