Access Stories ... and a Bit More: A Talking Circle Inspired Discussion

  • Julia Buchanan National University
  • Robert Donmoyer University of San Diego
  • Patricia Makokis University of Alberta

Abstract

This paper focuses on what happened when a doctoral student wanted to study an Indigenous group’s approach to leadership. Three accounts are presented: the student’s, her advisor’s, and an Indigenous culture leader’s. The accounts were developed and are being reported by using a modi ed version of the talking circle process employed in many Indigenous cultures. Despite modi cations, the approach retained many of the characteristics of traditional talking circles and demonstrated a talking circle’s potential for "transforming understanding through creative engagement."

Published
2016-04-01
How to Cite
BUCHANAN, Julia; DONMOYER, Robert; MAKOKIS, Patricia. Access Stories ... and a Bit More: A Talking Circle Inspired Discussion. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 9, n. 2, p. 105-126, apr. 2016. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Access-Stories-and-a-Bit-More-A-Talking-Circle-Inspired-Discussion>. Date accessed: 22 apr. 2018.