ELAN will be present at the 2018 CINARS Biennale taking place from November 12 – 17, 2018 at Théâtre Sainte-Catherine in Montreal. Performing Artists Market Access Project Managers Emilia Alvarez and Mariam Assaf will be there to represent ELAN at the 5-day event. If you are planning to attend this event, be sure to stop by the ELAN kiosk to say hello!

The CINARS Biennale is an international showcase and networking event. Every two years, the event attracts more than 1,550 professionals from over 40 countries. The week will be filled with performances from local artists and abroad, networking events, workshops, and more! Click here to learn more about CINARS.

460 Sainte-Catherine West
Suites 706 & 708, 917 (Quebec Relations)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
Phone: (514)-935-3312

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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’keha:ka, 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’keha:ka 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.