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Another grift comes to an end: 'Metis healer' shutters program amid allegations over native identity

State Media: 'The 64-year-old Matton first started working for Michael Garron as a certified addictions counsellor in 2012. Over the course of a decade, he helped the hospital expand its outreach to the city's Indigenous population, taking over as program manager in 2018 and being promoted to director in 2020.


'He collected accolades — winning an Order of Ontario and a Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, even starring in a documentary. And he earned a spot on Ontario's Sunshine List of public employees who are paid more than $100,000 a year.


'But as Matton's profile grew, so did the chatter in Indigenous circles, where many came to question his potpourri mix of First Nations teachings, and even his background.'


Canada: where perceived racial purity is critical to getting grants, accolades, and special treatment, and grifters know it's worthwhile to take advantage.

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