New Years Talks

In the native culture, there is the talking circle. Which all involved sit in a circle, there is one feather passed around the circle to each person. Whom ever holds the feather is the person who talks, with NO interruptions by any other persons in that circle. All peoples must listen to the point of view, the feelings of the feather holder.

Do you think this type of communication should be practiced by more peoples, not just the American native culture?

I participated a couple times in a, talking circle, where one had about 20 people. It took all day to hear each person, with a lunch break and of course 2, 10 minute breaks.

This concept is encouraging open, honest and respectful communication.

It was a great day!




Talking Circle by Leah Dorion