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Liam Massaubi

Repeat entrepreneur, investor and Aboriginal business consultant.

Liam Massaubi is a repeat entrepreneur, investor and Aboriginal business consultant. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @OldManLM or visit his personal website at www.LiamMassaubi.com.
Stephanie Keith / Reuters

Everyone Should Support The Standing Rock Protesters

Hundreds of peaceful protesters have been arrested, assaulted and dehumanized. People, horses and journalists are being shot by rubber bullets and attacked by private security dogs for being completely peaceful. Protesters are reporting being arrested and held in dog cages and disturbingly, the police have not denied this.
11/08/2016 08:00 EST
CP

Who Can We Hold Accountable For The First Nations Water Crisis?

As of this summer, there are 158 boil-water advisories in place for 114 First Nation communities and while that may seem startling enough, it does not reveal the full extent of water problems facing First Nations communities. There are reservations that lack basic housing let alone running water, which leaves people relying on overpriced bottled water, cisterns and water brought in on trucks and well water which causes illnesses such as gastrointestinal disorders due to contamination.
09/02/2016 12:47 EDT
ASSOCIATED PRESS

We Have To Talk About How Police Target Native Americans

There is a clear problem: hundreds of people of specific populations are killed every year in police interactions. Black Lives Matter is not saying that only their lives matter; they are saying that, historically, their lives have not mattered. They haven't mattered much, nor have Native American lives.
07/15/2016 04:50 EDT
Chris Wattie / Reuters

First Nations Entrepreneurship Is Key To Ending The Cycle Of Hardship

Entrepreneurship, from my experience, could mean the difference between life and death for these kids. Although I grew up fairly privileged compared to others, I could have easily ended up in prison as many of my childhood friends have. I could have easily committed suicide, been murdered or passed away from addiction as others I knew did, but entrepreneurship saved me. I have gone through hell to succeed and it was anything but a smooth road, but, it kept me too busy and motivated to get into trouble for enough years to mature as a person and gave me something to look forward to.
05/31/2016 09:38 EDT