Edmonton’s CFL football club says they’ll keep their name – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202075 Views

17 February 2020

“There were a range of views regarding the club’s name but no consensus emerged”

The Edmonton Eskimos football club, which continues to enjoy a close business relationship with two major Inuit birthright corporations, will not change its name, the organization announced this past Feb. 14.

That decision follows a public relations offensive that the club describes as “an extensive year-long formal research and engagement program,” which included meetings with Inuit and community leaders in Iqaluit, Inuvik, Yellowknife and Ottawa, as well as a telephone survey conducted among Inuit across Canada.

“There were a range of views regarding the club’s name but no consensus emerged to support a name change. The club has therefore decided to retain its name,” the organization said in a statement.

The issue arose in 2015, when Natan Obed, shortly after gaining the presidency of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, called on the Edmonton football club to change its name.

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