Edmonton Eskimos say no to name change

The Edmonton Eskimos have decided to not drop their name, but may face backlash from their sponsors.

By Josh Giles Writer While many professional sports teams are undertaking reviews of the team names the Edmonton Eskimos don’t plan on changing theirs. The CFL franchise announced recently in a post on Twitter that they don’t intend to change the team name. In the post they wrote, “The Edmonton Eskimos conducted an extensive research and engagement program with Canada’s Inuit community regarding our team name. 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 northern Canada.” But things still might shift for Edmonton. “We recognize that there has been increased attention to the name recently and we will ramp up our ongoing…

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