Memory keepers shared how working in a talking circle can be a good, but sometimes challenging experience.
One memory keeper shared how a talking circle overcame divisions of language, education, and geography by spending more time listening to certain members of the group. This group has experienced a transformation.

Another memory keeper said it was often hard to talk about divisive topics in a circle—especially if your opinion is in the minority.

All memory keepers agreed that it was important to maintain trust within the talking circles.