Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos Officially Changes ‘Racially Insensitive’ Name

Back in July 2020, the Edmonton Eskimos were put on blast because of its offensive team name. They quickly announced they would be changing their nickname because the term “Eskimo” is racially insensitive.

“Our Board of Directors has made the decision to discontinue use of the word ‘Eskimo’ in the team name,” the team said in a statement. “We’ll be known as the Edmonton Football Team or EE Football Team while we go through the process of determining a new name befitting our storied team.”

Less than a year later, that time has come as Edmonton has rebranded itself as the Edmonton Elks.

Edmonton have won 14 Grey Cup titles since 1954.