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Should Esks change name?

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman thinks the CFL Edmonton Eskimos should change their team name.

"I think there’s an opportunity to have a more inclusive name," he said. "That's ultimately a decision for the team, though."

Bowman, who is Metis, said he respects the Edmonton CFL organization but would prefer a different name.

The Eskimos said in a statement that it uses the name with "pride and respect."

"At this point in time, we are actively engaged in listening to the conversation that people are having around our name. Those conversations are ongoing and we are keenly listening to all input including from our loyal season seat holders and fans."

The Eskimos face the Blue Bombers in the CFL western semi-final on Saturday in Winnipeg.



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