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Eskimos President: Conversation and Team Name

eskimos president: With the Grey Cup coming here next fall, it's going to be difficult to imagine that conversation not coming back in an even more significant way over the next year, according to CBC. I worry that what would otherwise be a very positive Grey Cup could be beset by a very charged conversation around the team name. This conversation is not going to go away, Iveson said in an interview with CBC Radio's Edmonton AM on Thursday. In August, Eskimos president and chief executive officer Len Rhodes said the club was consulting with Indigenous leaders, but had no plans to change the Eskimos name, despite critics who say it is an antiquated term for people of Inuit heritage which many consider derogatory. From the point of view of the national Inuit organization, the term is offensive, Iveson said. Winnipeg mayor raises name of CFL Eskimos with Edmonton counterpart Amid the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Edmonton, and ongoing reconciliation efforts in the city, suggestions the name should be expunged need to be taken seriously, he said. ( As reported in the news.