Talking Circles

A group of women seated around a circular table. They are all focused on one woman in the bottom right corner who is speaking. Some have their hands clasped in front of them, or resting on the table. They all look deep in thought.

In this resource, authors Muin’iskw and Crowfeather walk through the Indigenous tradition of talking circles. This webpage outline different types of talking circles, as well as core guidelines for sitting in circle.

While each circle will look different, this introduction is ideal for someone entering a circle for the first time, or for members who might not be familiar with circle process.

Use this resource to help established a shared understanding of the values and symbolism of the circle.