General Overview

Talking Circles typically do not follow a structured AA format, nor should they be used for court-ordered attendance. They are a traditional way in which people can gather for support to share about the impact of alcoholism in their community and family.

There is no need to register your talking circle. We suggest, however, that you submit the date, time, and location of the talking circle to NAIGSO so that we may include this information in the Directories for Native American Peoples and Associates. Send the above information to .

Suggested Guidance for Talking Circles

Welcome members of your gathering with an opening potluck to share food and express gratitude to Grandfather for life.