Why Warriors Lie Down and Die is 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 Yol\u people live. Why Warriors takes us to that side.