This research aims to explain the structural
pressures that have led to the emergence of resistance
movement of the Tau Taa Wana against out-groups and
also to explain the culture of resistance of Tau Taa
Wana as a result of structural pressure. This research
uses a qualitative methode with a case study approach.
This research was carried out in the Tau Taa Wana
Posangke indigenous community in North Morowali
Regency, Central Sulawesi-Indonesia. Informants or
resources persons were selected purposively. Data
collection is carried out through activities such as
observation, indepth interview, focus group discussion
and library study. To see structural pressure and
resistance patterns, descriptive analysis are used to
obtain inductive conclusions. The data validation is
done through sources and time triangulation.
The results showed that the expansion of palm oil
plantation by private company and the social violence
experienced by Tau Taa Wana became a pressure that
encouraged the growth of the resistance movement. This
movement is to maintain cultural heritage in the form of
customary land and forests. Tau Taa Wana put up
resistance framed into symbols and culture of daily
resistance. Structural pressure that triggers the
emergence of a culture of resistance is the cause of the
failure of the state to guarantee the welfare of the Tau
Taa Wana as a whole and fundamentally.
Keywords : Social Movement, Tau Taa Wana, Cultural Frame of Resistance.