1. Nisg̱a’a Language Assessment

Language use

First Name (as registered in Nisg̱a’a citizenship)

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* 1. First Name (as registered in Nisg̱a’a citizenship)

Last Name (as registered in Nisg̱a’a Citizenship)

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* 2. Last Name (as registered in Nisg̱a’a Citizenship)

Age

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* 3. Age

What is your gender?

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* 4. What is your gender?

Community of origin

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* 5. Community of origin

 It is important for me to know our Nisga'a language

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* 6.  It is important for me to know our Nisga'a language

Nisga’a language is vital to our identity and existence as a people:

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* 7. Nisga’a language is vital to our identity and existence as a people:

Nisga’a language is worth saving:

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* 8. Nisga’a language is worth saving:

Nisg̱a’a language is difficult to learn

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* 9. Nisg̱a’a language is difficult to learn

Our communities should work hard to engage in teaching and learning Nisga’a language.

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* 10. Our communities should work hard to engage in teaching and learning Nisga’a language.

It would be a good idea to provide classes for families on how to keep their Nisg̱a’a language in use at home:

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* 11. It would be a good idea to provide classes for families on how to keep their Nisg̱a’a language in use at home:

It is important that Nisg̱a’a language is encouraged and used in workplaces:

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* 12. It is important that Nisg̱a’a language is encouraged and used in workplaces:

Nisg̱a’a language should be encouraged and used in community gatherings:

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* 13. Nisg̱a’a language should be encouraged and used in community gatherings:

It is important that our Nisg̱a’a language is encouraged and used in traditional or ceremonial gatherings

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* 14. It is important that our Nisg̱a’a language is encouraged and used in traditional or ceremonial gatherings

It is important that Nisg̱a’a language is encouraged and used at Nisga’a Lisims Government and village government activities:

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* 15. It is important that Nisg̱a’a language is encouraged and used at Nisga’a Lisims Government and village government activities:

It does not matter how the language is written:

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* 16. It does not matter how the language is written:

 I would be willing to assist in a community language program.

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* 17.  I would be willing to assist in a community language program.

How well can you speak the language?

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* 18. How well can you speak the language?

How well do you estimate your level of understanding the language?

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* 19. How well do you estimate your level of understanding the language?

How many fluent speakers do you know?

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* 20. How many fluent speakers do you know?

Are you currently learning the language (for example, at a community classroom with an Elder, at school, etc.)?

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* 21. Are you currently learning the language (for example, at a community classroom with an Elder, at school, etc.)?

Approximately, how many words can you speak in Nisga’a?

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* 22. Approximately, how many words can you speak in Nisga’a?

How many fluent speakers do you know or hear speak?

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* 23. How many fluent speakers do you know or hear speak?

How often do you interact with a fluent speaker?

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* 24. How often do you interact with a fluent speaker?

How often do you and your family use the language at home?

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* 25. How often do you and your family use the language at home?

If you spoke Nisga’a and you’re reluctant and don’t speak now, what will you need?  Please select from one of the most common responses.

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* 26. If you spoke Nisga’a and you’re reluctant and don’t speak now, what will you need?  Please select from one of the most common responses.

 Who can speak the language in your home at the present time?

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* 27.  Who can speak the language in your home at the present time?

How often do you use, or hear the language at school at the present time?

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* 28. How often do you use, or hear the language at school at the present time?

How do you use, or hear, Nisga’a language in the work space? Please also note your nature of work or which work spaces you are making reference to.

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* 29. How do you use, or hear, Nisga’a language in the work space? Please also note your nature of work or which work spaces you are making reference to.

To what extent do you use or hear the language at traditional or ceremonial gatherings at the present time?

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* 30. To what extent do you use or hear the language at traditional or ceremonial gatherings at the present time?

To what extent is pronunciation coaching provided when practicing song and dance?

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* 31. To what extent is pronunciation coaching provided when practicing song and dance?

Related to the previous question, please explain how you feel about the importance of knowing what you’re singing or saying during song and dance practices?

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* 32. Related to the previous question, please explain how you feel about the importance of knowing what you’re singing or saying during song and dance practices?

 To what extent do you use, hear or observe, the language in attendance of government processes?

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* 33.  To what extent do you use, hear or observe, the language in attendance of government processes?

How is the language used at your government office administrations?

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* 34. How is the language used at your government office administrations?

If you don’t understand the language when it’s spoken and the speaker doesn’t translate to English, do you take time to ask someone what the speaker is saying?

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* 35. If you don’t understand the language when it’s spoken and the speaker doesn’t translate to English, do you take time to ask someone what the speaker is saying?

Would you be interested in learning Nisg̱a’a Language?

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* 36. Would you be interested in learning Nisg̱a’a Language?

If you are interested in learning Nisg̱a’a please rank your top three reasons for learning the language:

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* 37. If you are interested in learning Nisg̱a’a please rank your top three reasons for learning the language:

When would you be able to attend language classes, if offered?

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* 38. When would you be able to attend language classes, if offered?

Describe where you would be able to attend a language program?

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* 39. Describe where you would be able to attend a language program?

Can you attend language classes or workshops at your place of work?

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* 40. Can you attend language classes or workshops at your place of work?

What obstacles or barriers do you experience in attending language classes?

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* 41. What obstacles or barriers do you experience in attending language classes?

Please comment on the obstacles or barriers that you experience in attending language classes:

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* 42. Please comment on the obstacles or barriers that you experience in attending language classes:

What is your preferred method of learning?

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* 43. What is your preferred method of learning?

Would you be able to provide your own supplies for Nisg̱a’a language workshops, if required?

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* 44. Would you be able to provide your own supplies for Nisg̱a’a language workshops, if required?

Do you own a computer?

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* 45. Do you own a computer?

Do you have easy access to a computer?

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* 46. Do you have easy access to a computer?

Do you have access to the following technology devices

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* 47. Do you have access to the following technology devices

Do you have internet access?

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* 48. Do you have internet access?

T’ooyaḵsiy̓ n̓iin wil hlisi’aninhl g̱ag̱edim hahlal̓s tgun – thank you for completing this important work. Please feel free to use the space below for any additional comments or suggestions.

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* 49. T’ooyaḵsiy̓ n̓iin wil hlisi’aninhl g̱ag̱edim hahlal̓s tgun – thank you for completing this important work. Please feel free to use the space below for any additional comments or suggestions.

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