Project Summary

Examines the indigenous cultural rights movement on federal, regional and local levels, and their influence and interaction with the government and legislators, seeking the right to self-determination and land. Discusses the ways this fight is viewed as a struggle for social justice vs. a link in the privatization battles, rooting causes either in traditiona or social justice. Asks what self-determinations means in the new democratic Russian Federation, for both government and indigenous representatives, and how practices of the past nation-making/nation-building inform it.