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Size and Place in the Construction of Indigeneity in the Russian Federation

Merlan, Francesca


Within the Russian Federation there are nearly 200 recognized "nationalities," approximately 130 of which could claim to be "indigenous." However, only 45 peoples are officially recognized as "indigenous small-numbered peoples of the Russian Federation" and thereby qualify for the rights, privileges, and state support earmarked for indigenous peoples. This status is conditioned upon a maximum group size of 50,000. While experts insist that this numerical criterion is provisional and without...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Current Anthropology
DOI: 10.1086/593014


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