Language Needs Assessment: LNA3758 - Tseshaht First Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
3758
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2015/2016
Funding Application Type: 
BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language: 
Dialect: 
TSESHAHT
Community(-ies) this project will be serving: 
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
Through the FPHLCC we have the opportunity to archive our language (utilizing existing elders) and with the assistance of our Language teachers to create an interactive Language tutor to support wider community learning. We will also explore a Tseshaht language App. to appeal to younger members.
Challenges: 
Primary challenge is the our lack of fluent speakers (2 community elders), secondarily we have few young adults learning the language and finally the language is not spoken regularily in our communities