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Talking Stick Festival
An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until February 24, 2018
Proudly located on the traditional, un-ceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, Full Circle: First Nations Performance presents the 17th annual Talking Stick Festival.
Drawing meaning from the salmon’s journey to their spawning grounds, 2018’s Talking Stick Festival is aptly named Scháyilhen (S-ch-eye- yay-lh-un), which translates literally to “Salmon Going Up River,” and speaks to the journey the community is taking towards embracing and celebrating Indigenous art forms and practices.
Known as a place of gathering for over 18,000 Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees alike, the festival features 11 days of traditional and contemporary visual arts, film, theatre, dance, and music.