Full Cir­cle: First Nations Per­for­mance (est. 1992) is a non-prof­it soci­ety and reg­is­tered char­i­ty. Full Cir­cle cre­ate oppor­tu­ni­ties for Indige­nous artists. Our pro­grams include:

The Talking Stick Festival

Full Cir­cle: First Nations Per­for­mance hosts West­ern Canada’s pre­mier annu­al Abo­rig­i­nal mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary per­form­ing arts fes­ti­val, The Talk­ing Stick Fes­ti­val. This fes­ti­val offers a ros­ter of invit­ed artists that reflect the local, region­al, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al Abo­rig­i­nal communities.

Full Circle Aboriginal Ensemble Program

An appren­tice­ship based train­ing pro­gram root­ed in Abo­rig­i­nal tra­di­tions that pro­vides artis­tic oppor­tu­ni­ties for both pro­fes­sion­al and devel­op­ing artists in the areas of per­for­mance, pro­duc­tion and arts administration.

Knowledge Sharing

A pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment series con­sist­ing of work­shops, pre­sen­ta­tions, pan­el dis­cus­sions and mas­ter class­es. It includes the annu­al Indus­try Series‑a forum where diverse arts pro­fes­sion­als gath­er to learn and share ways to enhance and devel­op con­tem­po­rary Indige­nous arts.

Qwum Qwum Snow-i-ith (Strong Teachings)

A com­mu­ni­ty youth ori­ent­ed arts out­reach pro­gram which includes:
— Work­shops in Schools Series
— Moc­casin Trek: Arts on the Move!
— School Field Trip Program
— Com­mu­ni­ty Tickets
— Poster Design and Colu­o­r­ing Contests

Indian Acts

Year round pub­lic events includ­ing gath­er­ings, staged read­ings, musi­cal con­certs, dance per­for­mances and excerpts from pieces we have in development.

New Works

The cre­ation, pro­duc­tion, devel­op­ment and sub­se­quent tours of new the­atri­cal works.