Mayne Island Reads: Talking Circle: Thu Apr 21


Please join us for our first Talking Circle to discuss Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese at the Mayne Island Library from 7 - 9 pm. Or, if you simply have an interest in discussing the subject of Residential Schools in Canada please come along. All are welcome!

Like last year's challenge, John Aitken will facilitate the 'talking circle' and is the contact for any questions.

What is a 'talking circle'? Why does John like this format? A talking circle creates an open, undivided space that enables all to be seen and heard in a respectful way that honours that we are all individuals, with something to say. Also, it is a space where someone can simply sit and listen. An object is circulated around the circle, whoever has this object is speaking. There is no cross talking and if you do not want to say something, simply pass the object to the next. John likes to use this format because it is inclusive and there is no judgment. A Talking Circle creates an opportunity to share and heal in tandem.

For further information please contact John Aitken MITandH@shaw.ca.

posted April 2016

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