Sspomitapi means Star Person and originates from the Indigenous language spoken by the Blackfoot.
According to the City of Edmonton's website,
"Like other Indigenous nations, the Blackfoot have many stories that acknowledge the sky and the stars, often referred to as Sky Beings. In relation to the name of Ssopmitapi (Star Person), they were sent to earth by Napi (Creator) to help the Blackfoot people and the bison to have a reciprocal relationship. "
And I like to think that the same sense of mutual, cooperative interchange can help us in building strong communities.
The new boundaries take effect on Election Day - October 18, 2021