Michelle Cyca – BIPOC Creator Showcase

The National Media Awards Foundation is proud to present a showcase of works by award-winning creators who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of colour. Each of these creators has won or been nominated for a National Magazine Award, Digital Publishing Award or National Magazine Award: B2B, and since then, has done further high-quality work in the fields of journalism, visual arts, creative writing and more. Check the full list of creators here to learn more about them, read their award-winning work and view their most recent projects.

Michelle Cyca

Michelle Cyca is a freelance journalist and editor from Vancouver, Canada. She is the editor of Indigenous-led conservation coverage for The Narwhal, a contributing writer to The Walrus and contributing editor to Maclean’s. Her essays and journalism can be also found in The Guardian, Chatelaine, The Globe & Mail, The Tyee, and many other places. Her literary criticism regularly appears in Quill & Quire and the Vancouver Sun. Previously, she was the co-publisher and editor-in-chief of SAD Mag, a National Magazine Award-winning magazine celebrating Vancouver arts and culture. Her interests are diverse, but she writes most often about Indigenous issues, reproductive rights, parenting, climate justice, contemporary literature, and rollerskating. 

Michelle is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 6, and she lives and works in Vancouver on the ancestral, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ peoples. Recent work can be found on Twitter and her website.

2023 National Magazine Awards, Investigative Reporting: “The Curious Case of Gina Adams,” Maclean’s (Gold)