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Why Warriors Lie Down and Die by Richard Trudgen

Why Warriors Lie Down and Die by Richard Trudgen

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Why Warriors Lie Down and Die

Djambatj Mala

Towards an understanding of why the Aboriginal people of Arnhem Land face the greatest crisis in health and education since European contact.

by Richard Trudgen

Aboriginal Resource and Development Services, 2003, paperback, ISBN 0646395874

Fine Condition, minor edge-wear, uncreased spine

'Essential reading for anyone interested in indigenous peoples.  It provides hope and new direction for those simply searching for answers as to why "the problems" seem to persist in Aboriginal communities.  It also offers insights for those who want a greater understanding of the issues involved in achieving true reconciliation.

In Arnhem Land the situation is dire: health is poor, unemployment rife and life short.

Why Warriors provides a fresh analysis of this crisis and offers examples of how the people can once again take control of their own lives.  Finding the real cause of this crisis requires the reader to look at it from the other side of the cultural/language divide - the side where the Yolnu people live.'



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