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Inuk MP blasts Edmonton CFL team after decision to keep name – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202024 Views

Refusal to review name prompts social media backlash

Pressure is mounting on Edmonton’s Canadian Football League franchise to change its name after Washington’s pro football team agreed to do a “thorough review” of its name, widely considered a racial slur, last week.

Under revived scrutiny, the Edmonton team issued a statement explaining why it decided to retain the name, saying there was no consensus on the name among “the Inuit people.”

The team said it “conducted an extensive research and engagement program with Canada’s Inuit community regarding our team name.”

“We announced the findings from that program several months ago which included the fact that there was no consensus among the Inuit people and considerable support for the [team’s] name among Inuit in various parts of northern Canada.

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