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Edmonton Eskimos have no plans to change name – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 2018151 Views

July 4, 2018

The Edmonton Eskimos say they don’t have any plans to change the team name after meeting with Inuit leaders who told them they face more important issues.

Eskimos CEO Len Rhodes and other team staff recently returned from the Northwest Territories where they met with Inuit groups to seek input on the ongoing name controversy.

The term “Eskimo” is considered derogatory to some Inuit people as it is perceived to mean “eaters of raw meat” in some Indigenous languages. The term is widely accepted in Alaska.

“Many people that we met are proud of the name, want to celebrate the name and want to continue to develop a relationship with us,” Rhodes told CTV Edmonton.

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