PERILAKU RELIGI MASYARAKAT SUKU LAUT DI KELURAHAN KAWAL KECAMATAN GUNUNG KIJANG KABUPATEN BINTAN
Each community are change, including the Indigenous peoples (KAT), such as Suku Laut tribe at Kawal, Bintan regency. Social change can be seen through differences that occur from time to time. Changes in the control of the tribal peoples can be explained through the history of their movements from 1970 on the island of Kubung to Kelong in 1975, and move to Kawal in 1980 until now. This reseach use qualitative methods with a phenomenological approach. Data obtained through structured interviews with interview guidelines, observation, and documentation. Informants obtain by using purposive sampling technique. The data analysis techniques using data reduction, data presentation, and also data verification and conclusions. The result of study describe about the religious behavior of Suku Laut Kawal tribe. According to the three-stage law of Auguste Comte, the stage is theologically, metaphysical, and positivistic. The development of each stage is seen through traditions concerning birth, marriage and death. At every level there is a change in the tradition, some of which are abandoned such as tribal chiefs in the tradition of marriage, and there are also combined with religious values such as “memberi makan sampan”. In addition, there is a tradition that is still preserved such as, "Mantak Paku"