This year, we gather from all 4 directions to share stories articulated through music, dance, theatre, film and other forms of art presented by the Talking Stick Festival. We travel on our canoe to journey across our ancestral land bringing you, our audience, with us to explore our Indigenous culture through the arts.


The eagles circle over the travelers blessing them with courage, wisdom, inspiration and strength to persevere across any terrain. The ancestral silhouettes hover above the sky, water and earth watching over them and providing guidance in their journey. While the cedar bough at the “bow” of the canoe is meant to provide protection against negative energies they may encounter during their travels.


The backdrop of this year’s theme is set against the majestic mountains and ocean that meet in the land of the Coast Salish People – a diverse First Nations community. We communicate our theme “Come Together” in the 3 languages spoken in this land: Ḵxwúsem (Squamish), m̓i q̓əq̓aʔt ct (Musqueam) and Qápqúthut (Tsleil-Waututh).


This year’s festival will be a unique experience. Our performances will be a mix of Full Circle produced events and partnerships with other notable local performing arts organizations. From June 12th to July 3rd, we will celebrate National Indigenous History Month by showcasing our talented Indigenous performers and artists.


We invite you to come aboard our canoe and experience our culture and history in Vancouver.

Talking Stick Festival 2022

Come Together
At this year’s festival, we co-present with a number of established arts organizations and also produce our own hosted events in June to celebrate National Indigenous History Month. Join us as we come together to enjoy the festivities of this year’s 21st anniversary.

Our Co-Presenting Partners

Indigenous Music Circle

Co-presented by Full Circle and cultural partner SFU Woodward's
June 11

Stories That Transform Us

Co-presented by Full Circle, Urban Ink Productions and cultural partner SFU Woodward's
Jun 12

sacred skin

Co-presented by Full Circle and cultural partner SFU Woodward's
Jun 14 - 30

TSF Come Together Opening

Co-presented by Full Circle and cultural partner SFU Woodward's
Jun 14

White Girls in Moccasins

Co-presented by The Frank Theatre Company
Jun 16 - 19

Reflections of My Tomorrow

Co-presented by Full Circle and Western Gold Theatre
June 16

DTES Honouring The Children

Co-presented with DTES Powwow Committee
Jun 18

La Mitchin di Mitchif

Co-presented with Compaigni V'ni Dansi
Jun 19 - 21

Indigenous Summer Stage

Co-presented by Full Circle and TD Vancouver Jazz Festival
Jun 24

TD Vancouver Jazz Festival

Co-presented with Coastal Jazz Blues Society
Jun 24 - July 3

Blending Teas

Co-presented by Compaigni V'ni Dansi
Jun 26

Let's Hear It! Live

Co-presented by Music BC
June 25

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