First Peoples Child & Family Review An Interdisciplinary Journal Honouring the Voices, Perspectives, and Knowledges of First Peoples

Managing editor(s): Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Ph.D. (Editor-in-Chief) / Editor(s): Brittany Mathews (Coordinating Editor), Emily Williams (Coordinating Editor)

About

History and Mission

Founded in 2003, the First Peoples Child & Family Review is an open-access, interdisciplinary, and peer-reviewed journal honouring the voices and perspectives of First Peoples and non-Indigenous allies and supporters. Our mission is to promote research, critical analysis, stories, standpoints, and educational resources which advance innovation within child, family, and community-based matters for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, as well as Indigenous peoples abroad.

Who Can Make a Submission?

We welcome submissions from all peoples in Canada and abroad and highly encourage children and youth to participate. Read more about how to make a submission.

Accepted Formats and Languages

We accept written, audio, and visual formats in English, French, Sign Language, and Indigenous languages. Read more about submission guidelines.

Contact

Contact

The First Peoples Child & Family Review is published by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. We are located at:

309 Cooper Street, Suite 401
Ottawa, Ontario
K2P 0G5

Phone:  613-230-5885

Email: bmathews@fncaringsociety.com


Knowledge is meant to be shared. Every issue of the First Peoples Child & Family Review is available online, free to the public to view and download. Visit the archive.

Back issues (15 issues)

Permanent archiving of articles on Érudit is provided by Portico.

Editorial policy and ethics

Peer Review Process

All work submitted to the First Peoples Child & Family Review that is being considered for publication is subject to a two-stage peer review process. The first stage is an initial review by a member of the editorial team to ensure quality and relevance. Submissions that pass the initial review are then anonymously peer-reviewed by at least two experts in the relevant topic.

Child and Youth Peer Review Process

The editorial team will make every effort to ensure that submissions by children and youth will be reviewed by other children and youth.

Become a Peer Referee

The First Peoples Child & Family Review draws on the expertise of academics, professionals, Elders, and youth in child welfare, health, and other social service disciplines in Canada and abroad to publish high quality, culturally-based articles that honour the voices, perspectives, and knowledges of First Peoples and non-Indigenous allies and supporters. Are you interested in supporting our goal? Sign up to become a peer referee!

 

Copyright

Authors retain copyright over their work. This aligns with our commitment to meet the standards and guidelines of the World Intellectual Property Organization and the principles of Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession.

Citation Policy

Authors may quote passages of up to 100 words from the First Peoples Child & Family Review without written permission from the publisher, provided they use acceptable citations.

Reprint Policy for Contributing Authors

Contributing authors may use parts of their work without written permission from the publisher in other publications (e.g., print, electronic, etc.), provided that the author(s) use the following note:

Reprinted with permission from the First Peoples Child & Family Review, [YEAR], Volume [##], Issue [##], pp. ## - ##.

Download Policy

Readers may download full articles or parts of articles from our website for educational purposes, in accordance with current laws, without written permission from the publisher. Written permission is required from the publisher for all other purposes.


Instruction pour les auteurs

To submit your work to the First Peoples Child & Family Review review please review our submission preperation checklist. When you are ready, register for an account on our website and then follow the on-screen instructions in the author dashboard.

Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Ph.D.
Professor, McGill University
Executive Director, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Coordinating Editors

Brittany Mathews
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Emily Williams
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Read more about the editorial team.

 

The First Peoples Child & Family Review does not have an editorial board. Rather, the journal is guided by the Caring Society’s Board of Directors.