Volume 3, Issue 1 (2012)

Journal Editors' Update

As we move into our third year, it is time to take stock of how we have progressed with the Journal. Within the 2011 calendar year, we published one regular issue and three special issues on the topics of health and well-being, traditional knowledge and spirituality, and truth and reconciliation. Each special edition featured a guest editor teamed with one of the Journal editors, which broadened our expertise for the edition. The submissions to the Journal more than doubled this year; while our active readership increased much more. There were 11,188 full-text downloads of published articles. Currently, we are on track to increase that readership by nearly 50%. In the first six weeks of 2012, we had 2,400 full-text downloads of articles. We now have an editorial board made up of 26 experts in Indigenous issues. Regionally, they represent North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. We are concentrating on expanding into Central and South America, including Brazil. We have some big plans for 2012 - 2014. In the upcoming two years, we plan to develop special issues with regional foci and we are looking at publishing in multiple languages. Thank-you to our contributors, readers, editors, and staff for a very successful year. Jerry P. White and Susan Wingert

Research

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Sense of Belonging in the Urban School Environments of Aboriginal Youth
Chantelle AM Richmond, Dawn Smith, and * The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

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Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Jerry P. White
Managing Editor
Susan Wingert