For some time now there has been concerted effort to change the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins.
Well, now with the Edmonton Eskimos due to play in Sunday's Grey Cup (the Canadian Football League's equivalent of the Super Bowl, only it's been around for more than 100 years) against the Ottawa RedBlacks, there is now a call for the Eskimos to change its name. In an op-ed in the Toronto Globe and Mail, Natan Obed, President of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (which is Canada's largest Innu organization), claims the Eskimos name imposes colonial terminology upon them:
The word Eskimo is not only outdated, it is now largely considered a derogatory term. It has never been our term. When Inuit mobilized in the 1970s to protect our rights, we started using the term Inuit to describe our people because that is our way of describing ourselves. No other society has a right to impose their terminology upon us.