As someone who would have supported a name change, I like what the team did in consulting Inuit groups, and I like what they plan to do regarding engaging those groups with the team more in the future.
Good to hear, as I was never a fan of changing the name due to the virtue signaling of today’s Society. And, thankfully it’s not changing to Edmonton “Empire”, a moniker they’ve been using quite a bt after Rhodes showed up (and now thankfully left).
In saying that, if the team were to ever change the name, “Elks” or “Elk” are the only ones I’d support due to the history with the team.
Nice to see!! Nice to see consultation, however Eskimos is a name given to people who live in the north by early explores/settlers. Not a Inuit Name for sure!!
Good to see it’s staying the same and the organization took the time, and continue to do so on staying the course.
I suspect it was largely a PR move and the name was never in any serious danger, but still, good to see this put to bed (for now anyways)
I give it until Grey Cup time before someone brings it up again…
Good to see the consultation.
Also, good to see the individuals that claim they represent groups, not get their way.
Good to see some context was allowed in the discussion.
I would support a name change as well — I really like “Empire” — but the Esks did the right thing by consulting all they did. It appears they have determined that the name as it stands is more-or-less acceptable to those who should know.
I think if they were jerks and showed native people in weird logos and doing some insulting things with the name there would be a problem but they have always seemed to be a proud name and one that is felt as something honourable and respected . The two E logo probably helped instead of some cartoonish face .
Agreed. I don’t recall ever seeing an Eskimo mascot and certainly nothing like Chief Wahoo.
Yes, it always seems to be such a burning issue once the eyes of the national media are on the team.