The Atlas Network, a nonprofit connecting free market think tanks from around the world, has profiled the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s research on Canada’s Aboriginals as part of its #TodaysBerlinWalls project.

Atlas is profiling issues that, similar to the Berlin Wall during the Cold War, represent a “physical and symbolic representation of the barriers between the free world and authoritarian control”.

MLI has submitted some of the work it has done on barriers to opportunity for Aboriginals as an example of a Berlin Wall in Canada.

“For over a century, Aboriginal people in Canada have labored under institutionalized socialism and paternalism”, the profile of MLI’s work reads. “Most of the country’s 1.4 million Aboriginal people do not share in the nation’s prosperity”.

To read the full profile on Canada’s Aboriginals, click here.