Through her numerous accomplishments as a nurse, teacher, and philosopher, Ms. Dion Stout is a leader in the health development of Aboriginal people.
Ms. Dion Stout’s family provided her with a strong head start on the Kehewin First Nation. After graduating as a registered nurse in 1968, she returned to school to complete a Bachelor of Nursing with Distinction. She then completed her MA in International Affairs.
Because of her numerous successes, Madeleine Kētēskwew Dion Stout was honoured with an honorary doctorate from the University of British Columbia. As well, the Canadian Nurses Association chose her for the Centennial Award that was given to 100 outstanding nurses in 2008.
Ms. Dion Stout was appointed by Prime Minister Jean Chretien as a member of the National Forum on Health. Recently, she was appointed Vice-Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. She also serves on several non-governmental boards and committees.
Currently Madeleine Kētēskwew Dion Stout is the president of her consulting company, Dion Stout Reflections, which has positioned her as an authority on using a Cree lens to understand Aboriginal health.