Matthew Brian Shorting is Anishinaabe from Treaty 2 territory. Matthew is a local Winnipeg public speaker with 110 public engagements who focuses on a holistic community based approach to addictions, trauma, and adverse Childhood experiences. He graduated from Urban Circle Red River College in 2014. Matthew worked as a Community Justice Worker at Onashowewin, an organization that implements a restorative justice approach and as at Mamawaitchita as Family Violence Prevention worker. Time volunteered has been with Aboriginal Youth Opportunities (AYO) which does advocacy work on behalf of First Nations youth and with the Local Bear Clan Patrol. Matthew is a father to a 12 year old daughter and has been Involved with many Indigenous ceremonies.