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It is with great pleasure that we bring you issue 8(2) of the First Peoples Child & Family Review (FPCFR). 2013 was a big year for the Journal. The FPCFR is now an entirely online publication housed with Open Journal Systems (OJS), a journal management and publishing system designed to improve access to research: This move will increase the readability of our publication, making it available to a wider audience. OJS allows us to better manage the FPCFR while still keeping in touch and acknowledging all of the amazing work by our authors and reviewers. In switching to an online format, we also hoped to reduce our carbon footprint, a small effort for our future generations.

Through OJS, authors, reviewers and readers are to submit manuscripts for consideration, monitor the progress of their submission, sign up to peer review manuscripts, and receive automatic notifications of new editions as they are published. To sign up, visit us at:

We extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to both authors and reviewers for all of the hard work that went into this edition. We also know that it has been an adjustment moving to an online format and we are happy to see so many people making the switch with us. We would also like to acknowledge Web Kitchen for all of their training and set-up of OJS as well as Leah Gryfe Designs for designing a fresh new look for the journal!

We look forward to collaborating on future issues with organizations and people of all ages on important issues relating to Indigenous peoples. Here’s to an exciting 2014!

Best wishes,

Andrea Auger and Jennifer King

Coordinating Editors

First Peoples Child & Family Review