Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia

Research Article

Mandok Hata Local Wisdom as a Tool for Conflict Resolution in the Batak Tribe

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319514,
        author={Kristina Roseven Nababan},
        title={Mandok Hata Local Wisdom as a Tool for Conflict Resolution in the Batak Tribe},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 6th Batusangkar International Conference, BIC 2021, 11 - 12 October, 2021, Batusangkar-West Sumatra, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={BIC},
        year={2022},
        month={8},
        keywords={batak tribe; conflict; local wisdom; mandok hata; reconciliation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319514}
    }
    
  • Kristina Roseven Nababan
    Year: 2022
    Mandok Hata Local Wisdom as a Tool for Conflict Resolution in the Batak Tribe
    BIC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-10-2021.2319514
Kristina Roseven Nababan1,*
  • 1: Pancasila and Civics Education Study Program, Satya Wacana Christian University, Indonesia
*Contact email: Kristina.nababan@uksw.edu

Abstract

Conflict within the group frequently focuses solely on resolving the conflict without regard to the aftereffects of the conflict. As a consequence, reconciliation efforts are required, which in this case is the Batak tribe's local wisdom. This paper examines the local wisdom of mandok hata and conflict resolution in the Batak Tribe, with a focus on the experiences of New Year's celebrations. According to the findings of interviews and observations, the mandok hata tradition is a synthesis of Batak culture and religious traditions, specifically the church. The mandok hata tradition is regarded as a successful reconciliation method for repairing relationships after a conflict. Furthermore, the elderly as conciliators are thought to play an important role in the reconciliation's continuation.