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

Managing editor(s): Cindy Blackstock (Editor-in-Chief) / Editor(s): Brittany Mathews (Editor), Madelaine McCracken (Editor)


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.



The journal’s archives are available for free.

Back issues (32 issues)

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Editorial policy and ethics


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.