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Pressure mounts for Edmonton football club to act – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 2020104 Views

“We will need to see concrete action in the near future including a name change,” says team sponsor

10 July 2020

As the debate about the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton team grows louder, the franchise now says it’s accelerating its latest review process.

Earlier this year, the Edmonton Eskimos football club announced it had no plans to change its name following a year-long “engagement program” in four different Inuit communities.

But public criticism over sports teams’ use of Indigenous names and emblems has resurfaced in recent months, prompting the team to revisit its decision.

And earlier this week, one of the team’s major sponsors, Belairdirect, threatened to pull its support if the football team didn’t reconsider its name.

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