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Talking, Sharing and Healing Workshop Facilitated by Chief Phil Lane Jr.

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Talking, Sharing and Healing Workshop Facilitated by Chief Phil Lane Jr.

Time: December 1, 2012 from 10am to 4pm
Location: W2 (Woodwards Building) basement of cafeteria
Street: 111 W. Hastings (basement of cafeteria)
City/Town: Vancouver
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Event Type: workshop
Organized By: Occupy Vancouver Environmental Justice, Tribal Harmonix, Healing Garens, Evolver
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2013

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Saturday, December 1st, 10 - 4:00, W2 111 W. Hastings St., Vancouver, First Come, First Serve, basis.

Facilitating Talking Circles and Using Principles of Consultation for Building Principle-Centred Communities and Manifesting Unified Action

Please come and learn about facilitating Talking Circles and using Principles of Consultation as tools for principle-centred community building and unified action, facilitated by our Brother Phil Lane Jr., Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, and other respected Aboriginal Talking Circle Facilitators.

The purpose of Talking Circles and Principles of Consultation is to create a safe environment for all people to share their points of view and experiences with others. This principle-centered process helps everyone gain a sense of trust in each other, which is essential for building the cohesive circles that make up powerful community-based movements.

Talking Circles ensures people are respectful of one another’s point of view, the shared time they take up and serve to allow non-interrupted talk and respectful consultation to proceed. A key result is that everyone’s point of view gets heard in a respectful manner. This process also supports communities to transcend abusive or disruptive behaviour. For more information on Talking Circles and Principles of Consultation see Talking Circles and Principles of Consultation.

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OCCUPY VANCOUVER ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE GROUP as part of a series of community and movement building trainings. 

The OVEJ Group believes that to live well together in harmony with Mother Earth we must facilitate system change for an equitable, sustainable and harmonious world, "System Change Not Climate Change"

EVOLVER: Designed for this time of accelerated awakening, The Evolver Network is a learning laboratory of local communities bringing people and groups together to learn new skills, collaborate, celebrate, and manifest change. Evolver Spores are regional hubs of cultural incubation that inspire activism, raise awareness around today's most pressing issues, and explore transformative practices such as permaculture, meditation, shamanism, gift economies, nutrition, and visionary art.

THE HEALING GARDEN is a village network that is creating independent means (online and offline) for members to share peer support, wellness skills, resources, education and training for the purpose of deeper community resiliency. For more info, contact:

TRIBAL HARMONIX is an umbrella organization that promotes the growth of sustainable community and tribal culture through dance, music, celebration, creative expression, and education. 

Our mandate is to encourage new ways of thinking by supporting gatherings, workshops, and special events that raise consciousness of environmental, social, political, spiritual and youth issues.


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Comment by Wendy Jones on February 3, 2013 at 4:02pm

Thank you Farah, sorry I didn't get to this until now, but I'm still learning the ropes of this site!!!!  We had talking circle #4, another great success, but they'll be others, keep posted on the events page at this site :D

Comment by Farah Shroff on December 3, 2012 at 11:50pm

Dear Phil and Others who lead the Talking Circles,

Thank you for a beautiful day. I really appreciated the sincere way in which you all approached the group, with an open heart and a genuine desire to bring the world together at this pivotal moment.

I hope to attend the next events so please do keep me informed. My email:

is the best way to be in touch.

Ushtate (may happiness be unto you)


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