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SHARE and NATOA welcome the Edmonton CFL Team’s Announcement of a Name Change

The Shareholder Association for Research and Education (SHARE) and the National Aboriginal Trust Officers Association (NATOA) welcome today’s announcement from the Canadian Football League’s (“CFL”) Edmonton franchise of its decision to retire its team name. The abandonment of the use of an Indigenous moniker is a positive step to advancing reconciliation and respectful relations with Indigenous peoples. Indigenous-led calls on the Edmonton CFL franchise to change its name have been made for a number of years. President Natan Obed, leader of the national Inuit organization, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (“ITK”), has called on the franchise to change its name since 2015, saying, “This issue is about...

Investors Demand Washington Team #ChangeTheName

SHARE has joined investors representing more than $620 billion in assets calling for NIKE, PepsiCo, and FedEx to terminate business with the NFL’s Washington D.C. franchise if it fails to cease using the racial slur “R*dsk*ns” as its name. SHARE and RRII stand in solidarity alongside First Peoples Worldwide, the Oneida Trust, and others involved in the Investors and Indigenous Peoples Working Group (IIPWG), which has engaged companies for years seeking an end to the use of the racist name and logo. Opposition to the name of this franchise is also being advanced by the National Congress of American Indians, Illuminative, and other U.S.-based Indigenous groups. At SHARE, Indigenous rights...