Preservation of Local Genius Culture as Efforts to Maintain Nation Existence
Hasbi Ali1, Ratih Candrasari2

1Hasbi Ali, Department of PPKn FKIP Unsyiah, Indonesia.
2Ratih Candrasari, Lecturer, Universitas Malikussaleh, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 09 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 1416-1422 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F12500476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: The preservation of the culture of local wisdom is one of the efforts undertaken to maintain the existence of society so that they are not deprived of their own cultural roots in line with the current globalization and modernization. The pace of globalization and modernization is feared that it will erode the local culture that has long grown and developed in the lives of local people. This research problem (1) Inventory of local wisdom culture (local genius) and (2) Efforts to preserve local wisdom culture. This study uses a qualitative approach and type of descriptive research. The informants in this study were the customary and indigenous communities in Simeulue District, amounting to 10 people. Research results (1) The culture of local wisdom in Simeulue regency consists of such as nandong (humming accompanied by drums), debus (martial arts using sharp weapons), sikambang (dance in pairs), wave dance (dance carried out by many people, both to welcome the bride and to welcome honored guests), marangkul (procession before the groom rises to the house of the bride pelted with yellow rice), crocodile (humming accompanied by a dance to lull the child), and sword dance (martial arts using sharp weapons) and (2) Efforts to culture local wisdom are carried out through socialization into the community. Conclusion: (1) In Simeulue Regency there are still many cultures of local wisdom that need to be preserved so as not to be eroded by foreign culture and (2) Efforts to preserve the culture of local (local genius) wisdom are carried out through sustainable socialization.
Keywords: Local Genius, National Existence.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences