Madeleine Dion Stout
|Madeleine Dion Stout|
|Born||Kehewin First Nation|
|Notable awards||Order of Canada,|
Personal life and education
Madeleine Dion Stout was born on Kehewin First Nation, Alberta. She graduated as a registered nurse from the Edmonton General Hospital in 1968. 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. Dion Stout was one of the first Indigenous women to graduate from a university level nursing program. In 1993 Dion Stout received a master's degree in international affairs from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.
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. 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. 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.
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.
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.
- Aboriginal Canada: Women and Health. Ottawa: Women's Health Bureau, Health Canada. 1996.
- Aboriginal Women in Canada: strategic research directions for policy development. Ottawa: Status of Women Canada.1998. By Madeleine Dion Stout, Gregory D. Kipling. ISBN 9780662634317
- Aboriginal Women's Health Research Synthesis Project: Final Report. Ottawa: The Centres. 2001. By Madeleine Dion Stout, Gregory D. Kipling, Roberta Stout. ISBN 9780968928509
- The Health Transition Fund. Ottawa: The Fund. 2002. By Madeleine Dion Stout, Gregory D. Kipling. ISBN 9780662663089
- Aboriginal People, Resilience and the Residential School Legacy. Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation. 2003. By Madeleine Dion Stout and Gregory Kipling ISBN 0-9733976-5-9
- Lump Sum Compensation Payments Research Project: The Circle Rechecks Itself. Aboriginal Healing Foundation. 2007. ISBN 9781897285534
- "A Survivor Reflects on Resilience" in From Truth to Reconciliation: Transforming the Legacy of Residential Schools. Aboriginal Healing Foundation. 2008. ISBN 978-1-897285-59-6
- Restoring the Balance: First Nations Women, Community, and Culture. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. 2009. By Eric Guimond, Madeleine Dion Stout, Gail Guthrie Valaskakis. ISBN 9780887551864.
- Knowledge Exchange Workshop: Successful Approaches for the Prevention of Aboriginal Family Violence - Final Report. Quebec. 2009.
- "Towards Nahi: Addressing Health Equity in Research Involving Indigenous People" in Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 2012. By Annette J. Browne and Madeleine Dion Stout.
Stout has received numerous awards for her work in the health care field and with Indigenous communities including:
- Assiniwkimaik Award, Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
- Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Lethbridge (1995)
- Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of British Columbia
- Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Ottawa
- Centennial Award, Canadian Nurses Association of Canada (2008)
- Health Category, National Aboriginal Achievement Award (2010)
- Honorary Doctor of Laws, Carleton University (2015)
- Order of Canada Appointment (2015)
- Optimist, Delta (July 10, 2015). "Local nurse Madeleine Dion Stout appointed to the Order of Canada". Retrieved November 17, 2016.
- Kenney, Trevor (January 5, 2010). "Alumna part of nursing's first class". University of Lethbridge. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
- "Madeleine Dion Stout". Thunderbird Partnership Foundation. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
- "Order of Canada, Madeleine Dion Stout". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
- 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.
- "Keynote Speakers". Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
- "Keynote Speaker - Madeleine Dion Stout". Canadian Association of Midwives. October 27, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2016.
- "Dion Stout, Madeleine". University of Ottawa. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
- "Laureate". 2010. Retrieved November 17, 2016.
- "Madeleine Kētēskwew Dion Stout Receives Honorary Degree from Carleton University". June 10, 2015. Retrieved November 17, 2016.