- July 21, 2020
In response to Obed’s calls for the team to change its name, the Eskimos organization announced that it would increase its engagement with Canada’s Inuit population. This engagement included holding consultations with Inuit in several Northern communities and sending Eskimos players to represent the team and meet with students in Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk. In February 2020, following a year-long research ...
History of the Edmonton FT
On July 21, 2020, the team officially retired the "Eskimos" name and began using "Edmonton Football Team" and "EE Football Team" as temporary names until a new one is decided. The name change occurred at around the same time as the NFL's Washington Football Team retired its longstanding nickname for similar reasons, although unlike in the latter case the Edmonton Football Team intends to keep its logo which unlike Washington's former logo lacks any racialized aspect.
The team name change from "Edmonton Football Team" to "Elks" was formally announced on June 1, 2021.
1958 – Present / Canadian Football League
2021 - Present / Edmonton Elks
2021 / Edmonton Football Team
1949 - 2020 / Edmonton Eskimo
Edmonton Football Team - The team's name has drawn controversy and criticism, as the term "Eskimo" is now considered in Canada to be a racial slur against the Inuit. On July 16, 2020, it was reported that the club will be dropping the 'Eskimos' name. On July 21, the team officially retired the name and temporarily began using "Edmonton Football Team" and "EE Football Team" until a new name is decided.
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2015, 2005, 2003, 1993, 1987, 1982, 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978, 1975, 1956, 1955, 1954
1978 - Present / The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium
1949 - 1978 / Clarke Stadium
1949 - Present / Community - Widely Held
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