Madeleine Dion Stout

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Madeleine Dion Stout
Native name Kétéskwew
Born Kehewin First Nation
Language Cree
Nationality Cree, Canadian
Notable awards Order of Canada,

Madeleine (Kétéskwew) Dion Stout is an award-winning Cree author, speaker, and health care professional. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2015.[1]

Personal life and education[edit]

Madeleine Dion Stout was born on Kehewin First Nation, Alberta.[1] She graduated as a registered nurse from the Edmonton General Hospital in 1968.[2] Dion Stout later went on to continue her education at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in 1982.[3] Dion Stout was one of the first Indigenous women to graduate from a university level nursing program.[4] In 1993 Dion Stout received a master's degree in international affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.[3]

Dion Stout is currently a resident of Tsawassen First Nation.[5]


After becoming a registered nurse Dion Stout worked at Health and Welfare Canada the Edmonton General Hospital, and as a public health nurse on Peigan First Nation.[2] After receiving her nursing degree Dion Stout gained employment with the Alberta Indian Health Care Commission. In 1983 she began working as a special advisor to the federal minister of Health and Welfare.[2] In 1985 she was appointed as the director of the Indian and Inuit Health Careers Program. Between 1989 and 1993 she served as the director of Carleton University's Center for Aboriginal Education, Research and Culture.[2]

Madeline has held numerous appointments on professional committees and associations including: National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health board member; Well Living House at St. Michael's Hospital Counsel of Grandparents; president of the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada; member of the National Forum on Health; British Columbia First Nations Health Authority Board member; Vice-Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada board of directors.[6]

Dion Stout is currently self-employed is the president of Dion Stout Reflections Inc.and currently speaks throughout North America and Europe on topics relating to Indigenous health, reconciliation, and healing.[4]



Stout has received numerous awards for her work in the health care field and with Indigenous communities including:


  1. ^ a b Optimist, Delta (July 10, 2015). "Local nurse Madeleine Dion Stout appointed to the Order of Canada". Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Kenney, Trevor (January 5, 2010). "Alumna part of nursing's first class". University of Lethbridge. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Madeleine Dion Stout". Thunderbird Partnership Foundation. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "Order of Canada, Madeleine Dion Stout". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ O'Neil, Peter (June 2, 2015). "Tsawwassen First Nation resident Madeleine Dion Stout travelled to Ottawa for the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report into the legacy of abuse at Canada's residential schools". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b "Keynote Speakers". Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Keynote Speaker - Madeleine Dion Stout". Canadian Association of Midwives. October 27, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Dion Stout, Madeleine". University of Ottawa. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Laureate". 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Madeleine Kētēskwew Dion Stout Receives Honorary Degree from Carleton University". June 10, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2016.