Participate in Our Holiday Video!

Help us spread the cheer as we reach the end of 2020 (I banish thee!)

We know it has been an especially trying year, for some more than others. We want to end the year on an optimistic note — one that serves as a reminder that we are a community and we are here to support each other, whatever the new year brings.

If you would like to participate, send us a short video (30 seconds is fine) of yourself giving a holiday wish, or singing a holiday song, or ??? Feel free to be creative — ! We are a community of artists, after all!

Send your submissions to: no later than December 11, 2020.

Thanks for participating! 2021, here we come!

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3B 1A7
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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.