Why Warriors Lie Down & Die: Towards an Understanding of why the Aboriginal People of Arnhem Land Face the Greatest Crisis in Health and Education Since European Contact : Djambatj Mala

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Why Warriors Pty Ltd, 2000 - Aboriginal Australians - 270 pages
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"This fascinating book is about walking together, about understanding, about reconciliation." - Ray Martin, Media Personality Why Warriors Lie down and die is essential reading for anyone interested in indigenous peoples. It provides hope and new direction for those searching for the answers as to why "the problems" seems 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, as in Indigenous communities across Australia, the situation is dire; health is poor, unemployment is rife and life is short. Why Warriors lie down 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 Yolngu people live. The Book Why Warriors Lie Down and Die takes us to that side.
 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
1977
FOREWORD
1984
INTRODUCTION
1990
THE YOLNU OF ARNHEM LAND
1913
A Crisis in Living
1951
The Trouble with Yoliju is
A WAR OF WORDS
What Language Do You Dream In?
THE COST OF BEING DIFFERENT
Off
WARRIORS THEY WERE
Owners of Information
Treating the Symptoms or
Rewriting the Future
Program
Deal with Some Basic Legal Issues

Thirteen Years of Wanting to Know
You Can Hear the Grass Grow
Is the Age of Knowledge
A GUIDE FOR YOLNU MATHA
DETAILED SUBJECT INDEX
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