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Vol. 19 No. 1 (2024)

Twenty years after publishing its first issue, it is with deep gratitude to all the authors, editors, contributors and readers that we announce this is the final First Peoples Child & Family Review issue. In the very first issue of the FPCFR published in 2004, Dr. Cindy Blackstock wrote in the foreword:

"There can be no more important knowledge than that which guides the care of our children. Precious always, perhaps even more precious now because together, as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples, we have before us the responsibility to create a relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children based on respectful coexistence as distinct and valued peoples."

This precious knowledge graciously shared with the FPCFR formed the journal’s mission: to centre Indigenous knowledges, perspectives and voices that promoted innovation in matters affecting First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children, families, and communities. This work may have been unexpected in other academic journals, but it ultimately created space in the academic world for the knowledge, perspectives, and voices of Indigenous peoples.

This final issue represents the best of FPCFR’s work over the past 20 years, with articles and videos offering critical perspectives on the wellbeing of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children and young people.

Published: 2024-02-27

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