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Blackfoot Name Spo’pi Given To Solar Decathlon Project

Blackfoot name Spo’pi given to Solar Decathlon project

Team Canada’s Solar Decathlon project was blessed by the former Chief of the Piikani Nation Dr. Reg Crowshoe, and given a Blackfoot name – Spo’pi – which translates to turtle.

Dr. Reg Crowshoe is from the Piikani Nation in Southern Alberta. He is a ceremonialists and a teacher. He holds an honorary degree from the University of Calgary. His passion is cultural preservation, protection and the renewal of our ways.

The Solar Decathlon is a student architectural competition that takes place every four years. Twenty teams make the cut to display their buildings on the Washington mall.
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