Edmonton of the CFL Decides to Drop Eskimos, Change its Name
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Eskimos will change their name. The Canadian Football League team announced the decision on Tuesday, following a decision to do the same by Washington’s NFL team. Teams across sports have been under increasing pressure to drop racist or stereotypical names. Critics say the Edmonton team’s name is a derogatory, colonial-era term for Inuit. The team said in a release it will begin “a comprehensive engagement process” on a new name. In the meantime, the club will use the names EE Football Team and Edmonton Football Team.