Language Needs Assessment: LNA3802 - Katzie First Nation

LNA Status
LNA ID: 
3802
Submitted: 
Submitted
Status: 
Approved
Applicant Information
Contact person for this LNA: 
Debbie Miller
Job Title: 
Chief Negotiator
Organization/First Nation/Government: 
Katzie First Nation
Phone: 
604-465-8961
Fax: 
604-465-5949
Email: 
treaty@katzie.ca
Application Year & Type
Assessment Year: 
2015/2016
Funding Application Type: 
BC Language Initiative (BCLI)
Language and Dialect Information
Language comment: 
Katzie and Musqueam have a recognized Language Authority.
Dialect: 
Down River
Opportunities and Challenges
Opportunities: 
The opportunity for implementing a language project is our commitment to keep working together. We are all at various levels of knowledge and we are looking to raise each other's capacity up.
Challenges: 
A challenge to implement Language projects is the distance between communities and the cost of toll bridges. Time is another challenge as a couple of the communities do not have positions that are currently funded to undertake this work so we are meeting outside of regularly scheduled business hours. The ability to draw upon knowledge from elders is limited as a couple of communities suffer from the loss of language with in their elders.