Éric Dow is an Acadian artist and activist from Baie Sainte-Marie, Nova Scotia. Trained as a translator, Éric holds a bachelor's in Translation from the Université de Moncton and a master's in Translation Studies with a concentration in literary translation from the University of Ottawa.
From 2017 to 2023, he worked as Director of Communications for the Société de l'Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick (SANB), the political representation structure of New Brunswick's Acadian minority. A passionate advocate for the preservation of minority languages and cultures, Éric works to foster greater cultural and political relations between the Wabanaki and Acadian nations in the Atlantic provinces through both his artistic and academic pursuits.
As a doctoral student in sociolinguistics at the Université de Moncton, Éric is a proud scholar of both the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and the Fondation Baxter et Alma Ricard.
Finally, Éric is also the lead singer and lyricist of the Acadian folk group Cy. This group has given him the opportunity to perform all over the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, France and the United States, as well as garner numerous awards and distinctions. His latest musical project, Beauxmont, released its self-titled debut album in May 2023.