On Monday, May 7, Bodiene Dussion, a nurse working at the Saulteaux Health Centre in Cochin SK, received the Indigenous Services Canada Award of Excellence in Nursing. Bodiene was awarded the prestigious award during National Nursing Week at a ceremony in Ottawa.
Bodiene Dussion has spent her entire career dedicated to First Nations communities.
The Award of Excellence in Nursing celebrates the dedication, initiative and excellence of nurses employed by First Nations communities, Indigenous Services Canada and Inuit communities who work in partnership to improve the health of Canada's Indigenous peoples. The award is presented every year during National Nursing Week. Nurses are nominated by their peers, to recognize the contribution of nurses to First Nations and Inuit communities.
Bodiene is of Cree descent and lives in Battleford, Saskatchewan, with her husband and three daughters. For the past three years she has been employed as a Community Health Nurse on the Saulteaux First Nation, working collaboratively with the provincial health system to improve health services.
Bodiene has spent her entire nursing career dedicated to First Nations communities. She is a strong advocate for First Nations people and believes everyone deserves access to equal health care services.
Congratulations Bodiene on being one of this year's recipients of a National Award for Excellence in Nursing.
Watch a video profiling Bodiene
*Courtesy of the Government of Canada