About the Journal

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.


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.


Contributors 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.