“special” interests

Ontological Foundations of Indigenous Policy: Understanding of Nature of the “Special” Interests of Indigenous Peoples of Russian Far North

This paper represents the political aspect of indigenous issue. The authors are trying to answer the question: what are the “special” interests of indigenous peoples and what is their nature? Existing approaches to the study of this problem (i.e. representative political and regulatory) are subjected to a critical review. The authors argue that a key aspect of the political dimension of the indigenous problem lies in the relations that are associated with the rights of indigenous peoples to use land and other natural resources.