Talking Sticks

The children made personal Talking Sticks today by painting driftwood sticks and then decorating them with feathers and shells. Thanks to Josh for supplying us with feathers from his geese and chickens.

The Talking Stick – In many First Nations tribes, people used a “Talking Stick” to make sure that each person had a turn to share his or her ideas and opinions with the rest of the group. The person holding the stick has the right to speak. Everyone else is expected to listen with respect. When a person finished talking, he or she passes the stick to someone else.

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