20th Anniversary of the Talking Stick Festival

Sea­son of Four Fires

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.

After our time togeth­er in The Win­ter Lodge, we move into Spring Awak­en­ing.

Cel­e­brate with us Spring Awak­en­ing from April 29 to May 1, 2021



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.

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