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You talk.
We listen.

  • Always anonymous
  • Chat 1-on-1 with other Indigenous people
  • Chat history is automatically deleted, never saved
  • Judgement-free zone
Art by Brandy Jones
Art by Brandy Jones

You talk.
We listen.

  • Always anonymous
  • Chat 1-on-1 with other Indigenous people
  • Chat history is automatically deleted, never saved
  • Judgement-free zone

Get Started:

Download Talking Stick on your mobile device or use your desktop to chat.

This is not a crisis tool or an emergency service.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.

App Store
Get it on Google Play

Get Started:

Download Talking Stick on your mobile device or use your desktop to chat.

App Store
Get it on Google Play

This is not a crisis tool or an emergency service.
If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.

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What is Talking Stick?

Talking Stick is a text-only chat platform for Indigenous people. It provides culture-based support on any topic at all. It’s a safe place to have confidential, judgement-free conversations with someone who is also Indigenous themselves.

While Talking Stick’s Peer Advocates are not health professionals or crisis counsellors, they can connect you with those resources and services in or around your community.

Whether you’re going through a difficult time or in need of a safe space to talk, Talking Stick is an always anonymous destination for Indigenous youth and adults to speak and feel heard.

Talking Stick is a safe space to talk about:

  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Anxiety, Worry, Stress
  • Depression, Loneliness
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • School, Work, Relationships
  • Violence, Anger, Bullying
Anonymous Chat
Anonymous Chat

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What is Talking Stick?

Talking Stick is a text-only chat platform for Indigenous people. It provides culture-based support on any topic at all. It’s a safe place to have confidential, judgement-free conversations with someone who is also Indigenous themselves.

While Talking Stick’s Peer Advocates are not health professionals or crisis counsellors, they can connect you with those resources and services in or around your community.

Whether you’re going through a difficult time or in need of a safe space to talk, Talking Stick is an always anonymous destination for Indigenous youth and adults to speak and feel heard.

Talking Stick is a safe space to talk about:

  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Anxiety, Worry, Stress
  • Depression, Loneliness
  • Trauma
  • Grief and Loss
  • School, Work, Relationships
  • Violence, Anger, Bullying
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How it Works

The Talking Stick app is a text-only chat platform created “by Indigenous, for Indigenous”. Getting started is easy: there is no login, no password, no information to share. Simply launch the chat and instantly connect privately (one on one), to a real person who is ready to listen without judgement.

The Talking Stick app is powered by Indigenous Peer Advocates; real people who live in Saskatchewan, many of which come from your own communities or those nearby. Peer Advocates are not crisis counsellors or healthcare professionals, they are people like you who have been trained to listen with compassion, respect, and humility.

As a “Guest” of the Talking Stick app, your identity is always anonymous, and no chats are ever saved or shared. As soon as the chat ends, the chat is automatically deleted from your phone or computer. It’s just a real conversation with a real person. There is no judgment, only support.

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What People Are Saying

(All comments are from anonymous guests.)

Made me feel like I matter. Thank you.

They understood Cree language and traditions. They understood my grief.

Very helpful. It felt good to have a safe space to talk.