LOCAL WISDOM AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION (STUDY ON SUNDANESE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN EAST PRIANGAN, WEST JAVA, INDONESIA)
The aim of this research is to carry out the pattern of the East Priangan indigenous people’s life on expressing local wisdom and environmental preservation. Getting their authenticity will be a part of shaping their original personality for the sake of developing their culture and environmental preservation. To obtain the data of this research, qualitative study is taken. It’s completed by the usage of participant observation technique. Thus the researcher will be an aid on observing and interviewing both the main and base informants there. The researcher will stay along in a few weeks in each village to observe and dig the information out through snow ball model which means seeking information to the next informant through the earlier one. The result shows that they live along with nature and their trust on it is their religious belief. Those are the essential basic on guiding and becoming the purpose of their life. Simplicity of life which is obedient on their ancestry’s norms and values is certainly the strongest fort. Thus they cannot be easily influenced by others. In conclusion, they do consider that their obedient on the ancestry is the guarantee of their safe life in the world and hereafter. Their relationship with nature proved that they are part of it. And their ancestral spirits are alive and unite with nature.