Jordin Tootoo on Instagram-My personal statement regarding officialedmesks

Jordin Tootoo

Release Position Statement Many people and media outlets have contacted me to ask my position around the contoversy surrounding the name of the Edmonton Eskimos CFL franchise. We should all understand what the term means to the Inuk people. My father’s generation connects with this term to describe who they are. He would refer to himself as Eskino. My generation refers to itself as Inuk. What is important to me is that people understand this. And, when referring to the Inuit people, they respect that we refer to ourselves today as Inuk. I understand their are names of sports teams that bring back feelings of oppression for people and I can see why those names should be changed. So, this makes me ask the question, does the term Eskimo for…

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