coveted award. He's since garnered six additional nominations, and a Golden Bell Award (the region's Emmy
equivalent) and four nominations.
He was appointed Ambassador to Aboriginal Culture and Honourary Citizen by several
regional governments, and Cultural Ambassador by the ROC government. Esquire magazine recently named him Man of the Year for his accomplishments.
Back home in Canada, Matthew was awarded Best Yukon Artist and two nominations at the Western Canadian Music Awards, was awarded the Parliamentary Certificate of Honour by the Canadian government, and the Yukon Government’s Department of Economic Development appointed him Special Envoy to Taiwan.
Matthew’s twenty solo albums all retain an emphasis on culture and the environment.