Language Needs Assessment: LNA3514 - Tsilhqot'in National Government

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
3514
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Sherry Stump
Job Title: 
Language Project Coordinator
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Tsilhqot'in National Government
Phone: 
250 392 3918
Fax: 
250 398 5798
Email: 
sherrystump@tsilhqotin.ca
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2015/2016
Funding Application Type: 
Aboriginal Languages Initiative (ALI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Language comment: 
Just formed the Tsilhqot'in Language Authority committee in 2010-2011 year.
Dialect: 
Tsilhqot'in
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
There is the desire to preserve the language and culture. Certain Bands have their own language initiatives such as publishing material, archiving and video-taping cultural events. There are 4 Band Schools on reserve (Yunesit'in, Xeni Gwet'in, Tl'etinqox, Tsi Del Del) that offer Tsilhqot'in Language class at the Elementary level and at School District No. 27, there are 5 language teachers teaching Tsilhqot'in language at the elementary level and at the two high schools.
Challenges: 
Lack of funding for continuation of Language projects long term; the 6 communities are remote; Language Teachers lack adequate support and training such as; learning the teaching styles, curriculum development, lesson plan development, resource development; there is no progression of learning with the curriculum from k-12 from Band School to Public Schools; there needs to be more communication and working relationships amongst language teachers and experts for information sharing.