Globalization effect and technology development, not only implied economically, but also impacts the culture. Globalization effect towards the culture causes two things, they are; cultural reduce or changes, and some cultural still exist. There are so many benefits and conveniences from technology development, meanwhile there is negative impact also such as the lost of local cultural values. Besides, the cultural values contain so many beneficial values for the society, like religious value, moral value, mutual cooperation, tolerances and especially nationality value. Furthermore, local culture represents the identity of a people. Without the identity, collective existence of a territory won’t be approved. One of community that aware about the importance of local wisdom existences and still keep on the cultural identitty is Boti’s society. Even though nowadays, there are so many globalization influences and technology development, Boti’s people was not changes. They are still keep it up and maintain the Boti’s culture. Based on those urgencies, this research is aim to learns about the role of indigenous leader in maintaining their culture. This research generally, used the qualitative descriptive method, following the aim of the research which has been decided. This research used case study approach, since the object was specifically is about Boti’s culture. The information that needed is related to the culture values socialization, ritual practice, institutions’ role, and indigenous leader’s role. Data collecting techniques that used in this research are; interviewed and observation. Meanwhile, in data analyzing technique uses interactive analysis model, which divided into three parts; data reduction, data display, and conclusion drawing/verification. The result of this analysis, shown that the Boti’s people, still keep on their halaika culture value because this culture value functionally benefit to the society, especially about maintained and build social relationship among the society as well as about how to maintained the ecology balances. Usif is another name of indigenous leader in Boti’s tribe, usif’s role in maintaining the cultural social defends through many ways such as in politics, economy, social culture and law. The society put usif as the represents of uis neno and uis pah, in doing his role, usif have done so many activities to fulfill the society as the indigenous leader that can fulfill the society needed, guide the society and made the infrastructure policy, leads the ritual ceremony also solve the societies problem with humanist approach. Usif controlled his society with cultural approach persuasively and intensively, so it will build the close relation between them, in result the society feels that the cultural values that they belief is the identity that they have to keep and maintain.
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