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The talking feather is used by native people at various functions. The talking feather or stick is used in talking circles where only the person who holds the feather can speak. This allows the person to share how they feel about any issue, whether it be sharing something that the person feels good about or something that is troubling this person and they feel the need to talk about it. As the feather is passed on, everyone has their turn to speak. This is a very wise activity that can be used in many situations, such as during family meetings, or in the classroom where the students or the teacher are sharing something. This enables the class to understand how everyone is feeling and therefore, can work together to make good choices.

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