Commentary: Edmonton finally drops the Eskimos—and may my grandchildren never hear the E-word again – Folio

Commentary: Edmonton finally drops the Eskimos—and may my grandchildren never hear the E-word again – Folio

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202058 Views

July 22 2020

It’s been a long time coming, but the CFL team’s name change was the right thing to do, says Inuk writer and researcher.

It’s a good day in Edmonton. It’s a good day in Canada. It’s a good day for Inuit.

After all the years that I and other Inuit Canadians have been complaining about the name of Edmonton’s team in the Canadian Football League, it’s good to know the franchise has finally decided it will no longer be known as the Eskimos.

It’s been a long time coming, and it has finally arrived.

I’ve been an outspoken critic of Edmonton’s refusal to rename its CFL team. As an Inuit writer and researcher, this has been a very personal cause for me.

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