Traditionally Denmark and the rest of the Scandinavian countries have been very supportive towards the rights of indigenous populations and other humanitarian and human rights issues. They take in a lot of political refuges fleeing prosecution their native countries and are generally supportive towards ethnic and individual rights. However it should be noted that Denmark's support towards indigenous rights may not necessarily translate into support for indigenous independence. Currently the Kingdom of Denmark controls the territory of Greenland which is primarily populated by indigenous Inuit people. Until recently they had little influence over their daily affairs and governance and their calls for independence had gone largely unheard. However as of late, Denmark has granted the territory self governance and autonomy and they can now direct their own internal affairs. The primary reason that Denmark chooses to keep hold of Greenland is economic. It is a massive territory with huge potential mineral reserves and access to prime fishing concessions.