Conflict and Consensus in Indigenous Communities: Study of Anatomic Conflict in Parmalim Communities
Tonny P Situmorang, Adil Arifin, Anwar Saragih
Tonny P Situmorang
Available Online October 2019.
- Indonesia; Indigenous Peoples, Political Consensus, Conflict Anatomy
- Conflict does not only occur in heterogeneous societies with various ethnicities, religions, groups and backgrounds. Conflict also occurs in a homogeneous arena with close ties of brotherhood and kinship in the traditions of ancestors that are similar to indigenous peoples. This condition happened to one of the indigenous peoples in North Sumatra, namely the Parmalim community. There are two people who claim to be the successors to the throne of King Marnangkok Naipospos. The first group was led by Monang Naipospos, the younger brother of the late King Marnangkok. The second group was led by Poltak Naipospos, the fourth child of the late King Marnangkok. Each has loyal followers who believe they are Ihutan (the highest leader in the Malim community). Substantially, the conflict in the Parmalim community has divided the people into two major powers, which caused confusion in the community to follow between the two. This has an impact on their social life in society on a wider scale. The findings of this study relate to the existence of the parmalim community, the values in the Malim religion, the internal conflict of Parmalim, conflict resolution and recommendations in resolving conflicts.
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TY - CONF AU - Tonny P Situmorang AU - Adil Arifin AU - Anwar Saragih PY - 2019/10 DA - 2019/10 TI - Conflict and Consensus in Indigenous Communities: Study of Anatomic Conflict in Parmalim Communities BT - 3rd International Conference on Indonesian Social & Political Enquiries (ICISPE 2018) PB - Atlantis Press UR - https://www.atlantis-press.com/article/125922581 ID - Situmorang2019/10 ER -