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Some Inuit are proud Edmonton football team called Eskimos


That’s not just me saying that. That’s Inuit saying it.

Many of them don’t see the name as an insult, but as an honour, even if that’s not the message coming from Natan Obed, the new president of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), Canada’s national Inuit organization.

Obed argues it’s time to axe the Eskimos name for Edmonton’s football team. “The word Eskimo is not only outdated, it is now largely considered a derogatory term, ” he wrote in the Globe & Mail last week.


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