I started this article because I want to use a talking circle in my church group and wanted a good description of the practise. I have written what I was taught about talking circles, though they appear to have a lot of variation.
This article could be part of a set of article discussing various ways of holding meetings/discussions. I could not find any pre-existing structure for this in Wikipedia.
AdamRetchless 22:08, 5 Dec 2004 (UTC)
i dont think this is an article, it is just a description. It needs to tell where the "talking circle" as a practice originated, what it is meant to accomplish, the usual situations of use, etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:08, 16 January 2008 (UTC)
Rename to Council circle
There is no Council circle page, so this should be renamed, with talking circle as a generic term for this type of aboriginal forum.
Talking circle as a generic term for it (which is citable), and a modern (as opposed to current) version of it can be described with citations, such as dispute resolution at the Rainbow Gatherings.
Then components of it, such as the talking stick can be implemented into it.
Last "clean" edit
This is the last good information for this page .
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