Full Circle calls to the Four Directions and All Our Relations to gather around Four Fires, in each season: winter, spring, summer, and fall.
The Fire calls us into Right Relations with each other. Celebrating acts of artistic transformation, creative defiance, community-building and making space for all voices. Past, present, and future: sparks of our Sacred Fire, inspiring us to acknowledge and honor the Teachings and Knowledge of our Elders, for the well-being of all our communities.
The Talking Stick Festival, now in its 20th 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.
Full Circle: First Nations Performance is a charitable organization. Proceeds go toward community outreach opportunities, making local theatre accessible to the less fortunate. For more information, click “Donate Now!” to view our Canada Helps campaign.