Talanoa (“talk” or “discussion” in Fijian, Samoan and Tongan) is a Pacific Island form of dialogue that brings people together to share opposing views without any predetermined expectations for agreement. Talanoa participants set the parameters for their discussions: inclusion, reconciliation and mutual respect.
– David Robinson and Kayt Robinson, Pacific ways of talk – hui and talanoa
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Does your culture have a process like talanoa? How does it work and what is it called? pic.twitter.com/Su3jBnH6fH
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