Davis is vice-president, real estate, for the Musqueam Capital Corporation, the economic development arm of the Musqueam Indian Band, which is now developing the first phase of its 22-acre Lelem community adjacent to Pacific Spirit Park at UBC.

“The whole idea of what Lelem means — home — is of Musqueam welcoming the rest of the world to this site, to enjoy it and also to experience a bit of Musqueam culture,” he says.

To experience that culture, Avis says, is to appreciate the strong bonds of the Musqueam people.

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