About Talking Stick Festival
The Talking Stick Festival
As a registered non-profit Society, Full Circles Talking Stick Festival, now in its 18th year, began as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous art and performance to a wider audience. From its humble beginnings, this unique and exciting event has grown into a full 2-week Festival held annually in February at locations across Vancouver. Now attracting over 20,000 attendees each year and still growing, we are noted as being the premier, multi-disciplinary Indigenous arts festival in North America.
With a desire to appeal to Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees alike, our programming focuses on the diversity of visual arts, dance, theatre, music, powwow and film in both traditional and contemporary formats.
This year’s #TSF2019 theme is hən̓əm̓stəmxw tə syəθ” (pronounced huh-num-stoh teh see-yahl), which translates to “Using Tradition”.