Building Local Wisdom Identity through Panas Pela in Molucas

Laillatus Sholikhah Usta’adza, Nur Lailiya Hartanti, Anestasya Nur Azizah


The world has moved towards civilization with high technological advancements. Modernization moves towards homogeneous change. Known as a rich country in culture does not make Indonesia free from dispute. Currently some major conflicts that have occurred are based on ethnics, religion, race, and intergroup (SARA). According that, Indonesia needs to strengthen in character and national identity (national building). Panas Pela appears as a role to strenghten the bond between communities with different backgrounds. Panas pela is a binding oath between two or more villages in the form of sacred ceremony. It also acts as a form of cultural preservation to the younger generation as its successor. This study uses a qualitative method which is obtained through participant observation with the live in technique on ethnographic studies. This research is expected to be a reference to revive the identity of local wisdom and develop human resources in Southeast Asia.

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