In recent years both the national and provincial governments have recognized Mattie's unique contributions to Newfoundland and hence to Canada. Below are links to articles published in the daily newspaper in Corner Brook, The Western Star, commenting on this recognition.
The Government of Newfoundland recognizes Mattie's contribution as a prospector - 1999.
The Federal Government designates Mattie as a person of national historic significance - 2002.
The Federal Government honours the memory of Mattie as a person of national historic significance - 2005.