Miranda Beaton

Senior HR Advisor & Special Projects

Fort McKay First Nation

Meet Miranda:

Miranda is a proud Dene member of the Fort McKay First Nation located in Treaty 8 territory. She is a dedicated HR professional and leader with 17 years experience in business and human resource management. She holds an Executive MBA in Indigenous Business Leadership through Simon Fraser University and is a graduate of Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s Human Resource Management program. Miranda uses her passion and knowledge to build internal capacity, create more diverse and inclusive teams and is dedicated to establishing healthy and culturally safe workplaces. She has held the role of Director of HR and Education for her Nation and currently oversees recruitment, retention, and HR projects as the Senior HR Advisor for Fort McKay.

Miranda was a recipient of YMM’s Top 50 under 50 award in 2022 and serves as Board member for the Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo and committee member for the Wood Buffalo Community Foundation.

Miranda is a cancer survivor and thriver who believes in the journey of healing and living her life with purpose by sharing her story and gifts with those around her. She is a passionate speaker, role model and advocate for women’s health, empowerment, leadership, and workplace wellbeing. When she is not being a busy mom to her two wonderful boys, she can be found on stage emceeing and hosting local and regional events such as; the Regional Aboriginal Achievement Awards (RARA), ATC Cultural Festival and the 2023 Arctic Winter Games.

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