Edmonton Eskimos plan to talk to Inuit communities about team name

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Team had announced in February they were keeping name after similar research process

An Edmonton Eskimos helmet is seen on the field during a team practice session in Winnipeg on Wednesday, November 25, 2015.The Edmonton Eskimos “will ramp up” their engagement with Inuit communities to evaluate their views on the CFL team’s name.“We recognize that there has been increased attention to the name recently and we will ramp up our ongoing engagement with the Inuit communities to assess their views,” the CFL team said in a statement.

“The Edmonton Eskimos conducted an extensive research and engagement program with Canada’s Inuit community regarding our team name,” the team said in its statement Friday. “We announced the findings from that program several months ago which included the fact that there was no consensus among the Inuit people and considerable support for the Eskimos name among Inuit in various parts of Canada.

Meanwhile, Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians said they will review their long-debated nickname on Friday.


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EdmontonEsks Do these corporate sponsors support the name?

If it was alright to keep the name after 'a year-long research process that involved Inuit leaders and community members across Canada', what suddenly changed? Probably not the views of Inuit leaders and community members but rather pressure from white snowflakes and leftists


You know, they can keep the EE logo, by just calling themselves the Edmonton Elks. Tall animal, strong, statuesque, and it lives in Alberta too. Win-Win! Time to eliminate that other white, British & French derogatory term. WordsMatter respect language

At last

Pipers? Woodchucks? Bitumens? Dippers?

Why would you need to talk to Inuit communities to figure out if a term is outdated and racist. Just change it

Edmonton Diversities could be an option. Or the Edmonton BLMs.


What about the Rough Riders? Wonder what that refers to ?

Didn't they already do that a few years ago/ Is this why the CFL needs $125 million - to float EE execs' constant touring above the 60? Just be the Edmonton Edmontonians and save your ticket-buying fans some money.

No need to talk, just change the name.

Enough talking, just change the name. Find a moral backbone .EdmontonEsks .CFL CFL StopTheRacism

Globe_Sports I hope it changes.

Why? They already know their name should have been changed years ago. Now they want to 'talk' to the community? Too fucking late and totally transparent as to the reasoning why they want to do this now.



They did this already

Go with “The Green&Gold” and move on.

Didn’t this happen last year?

Edmonton Elk.

Edmonton Polar Bears has a great sound.

Edmonton Mall Rats 🐀



Come on. It’s racist.

Unbelievable over reaction

Pick a team name that doesn’t offend a group. How hard and complicated is this?

Again. And they have no issue with the name 'Eskimos'. The white folk do...but previous interviews with actual intuit that are supposed to be outraged range from 'don't care' to 'honored'.

Ms_Mocha_Bella HRap_B !


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