Full Circle'sTalking Stick Festival, now in its 18th 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, programming focuses on the diversity of visual arts, dance, theatre, music, powwow and film in both traditional and contemporary formats.
This year's theme is h?n??m?st?mxw t? sy?θ" (pronounced huh-num-stoh teh see-yahl), which translates to "Using Tradition".