Kyle Muzyka

Journalist

Kyle Muzyka is a Métis journalist from ayahciyiniw-sâkahikanihk in Treaty 8. He works for CBC Radio. Reach him at kyle.muzyka@cbc.ca, on Twitter or via Keybase.

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Analysis

First Nations are buying land to create urban reserves. But is it 'land back'?

Indigenous people represent the fastest-growing population in Canada, and more and more of them are moving to urban areas. One advocate says urban reserves are a great way for First Nations to expand their reach and strengthen self-sufficiency, but that they don't undo historical wrongs.
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How the COVID-19 outbreak in Bearskin Lake shows Canada needs to boost crisis response in First Nations

The federal government's response to a COVID-19 outbreak in a northern Ontario First Nation was criticized for being slow and ineffective. Indigenous leaders and experts say Canada needs to rethink how it responds to crises in First Nations.

How the legacy of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples lives on, 25 years later

Twenty-five years ago, the 440 recommendations in the sweeping final report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples went largely ignored. But its meticulous documentation of the history of colonialism has been cited in many groundbreaking legal cases in Indigenous law.

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.

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