Kyle Muzyka


Kyle Muzyka is a Métis-Cree journalist for CBC Unreserved. He's worked at CBC for more than five years, including for the Indigenous unit, Edmonton and Yellowknife. Reach him at, on Twitter or on Signal.

Latest from Kyle Muzyka

Why a cross-country ski program is a 'northern light' for Sask. First Nation

Montreal Lake is about 220 kilometres north of Saskatoon — and like many remote Indigenous communities, mental and physical health for the Cree youth is important.

3D-printed Cree syllabics kit makes language learning more hands-on

A set of 3D printer designs of the Cree syllabic chart is helping students learn the language.

Cree designer signs deal with American streetwear chain Zumiez

The Cree designer from Wabasca, Alta., said he and Zumiez reached an agreement after someone from the company saw his brand on a viral TikTok video and looked him up.

$91M settlement over WW II federal bombing range 'way forward' for Enoch Cree Nation, says chief

On Nov. 13, Enoch Cree Nation and the federal government reached an agreement for $91 million to cover trauma endured by people who lived nearby, future cleanup of the land and lost income from a golf course, which closed in 2014 for safety reasons.

How 2 Alberta Métis women secured 65 hectares of 'Land Back' in 3 months

Two Métis women started a project called Back 2 The Land: 2Land 2Furious — hoping to raise enough money to buy a parcel of land in Lac Ste. Anne County, about 90 kilometres west of Edmonton.

Driftpile Cree Nation lifts boycott on Slave Lake, Alta., after councillor's apology for homeless comments

A northern Alberta First Nation has lifted a boycott on a neighbouring community after a town councillor apologized for comments she made about the local Indigenous homeless population.

Public hearing into policing in Edmonton brings back painful memories for Cree brothers

Last month, Rob Houle recounted for Edmonton’s city councillors a night in 2005 when, he says, officers assaulted him and his brother, locked them in a police van and drove them randomly around the city for over an hour.

FIRST WORDS: Linda McDonald speaks Kaska

Today, there are seven fluent speakers of the Kaska dialect that Linda McDonald speaks. She doesn’t consider herself one of the seven, because she still struggles to put some sentences together.

No fixed address: Transit fines for Edmonton homeless a 'tax on the most vulnerable'

Last year, 5,879 tickets were issued for fare evasion by ETS. Of those, 376 of them, or 6.4 per cent, were given to people who ETS confirmed have “no fixed address.” 

FIRST WORDS: Martina Shovar speaks Ktunaxa

With fewer than 30 speakers left, you might expect Martina Shovar to feel discouraged about the future of her Ktunaxa language. But she's hopeful.