A talking stick was very similar to when someone has the floor and allowed to speak without (usually) being interrupted.
When someone had something to say, they would be handed the stick.
I’m not sure…but if I was handed the stick and someone would interrupt me? I would think then I would have the right to bop the interrupter over the head while I’m holding said stick.
I’d probably bonk them with the talking stick….
Yeahhhhh we should totally bring that back for every day use.