Matiu was born and raised in Quebec, in the Cote-Nord region. With a voice raw as unsanded wood, he delivers his message through his music with humour and honesty, always true to himself. Winner of the Teweikan Emerging Artist Prize, the singer-songwriter released his first EP in Spring 2017, just after touring across Quebec. Matiu is coming out strong with his first album Petikat. This young man from Mani-Utenam Innu community wants to open people's eyes on issues affecting Native people, and sings about what he sees around him and what he likes to call the Indian 2.0.