ELAN extends our deep condolences to the friends and family of ELAN member Eleanor Stubley, who passed away in August. Dr. Stubley was associate dean of Graduate Studies at McGill’s Schulich School of Music and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her outstanding contribution to the arts. She will be remembered as a devoted and passionate conductor, teacher, musician, and academic, whose work spanned disciplines and domains. To learn more about her life and her work as part of Quebec’s artistic community, read this McGill Tribune article and this piece in the Montreal Gazette.

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ELAN is an official minority language organization within a country that recognizes two languages as official. ELAN is located in Tiohtiak:ke, the original name for Montreal in Kanien’kéha, the language of the Mohawk—also known as Mooniyang, which is the Anishinaabeg name given to the city by the Algonquin. While we are based in this city, our projects have also taken place in many regions across Quebec.

We acknowledge the colonial origin of English and French in Canada, and recognize that both languages benefit from official status throughout the land. The province that we know as Quebec is an amalgamation of the traditional territories of the Innu and Inuit nations, Algonquian nations, as well as the Mohawk nations of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. Kanien’kéha and Anishinaabeg are but two of the original languages of this province; Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, and Innu-aimun are also among the many Indigenous languages spoken across Quebec as majority languages, all well before French and English.

ELAN acknowledges the important work being done by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to revive the traditional languages of these territories, and their advocacy for the official status of Indigenous languages.