Miranda is a proud descendent of the Louie/Stump Family, a Dakelh from Nadleh Whut’en Band as well as Tsilhqot’in from Anaham Band. She has worked for both of her Nations on the front line helping her First Nations people in the area of Children and Families and Health.
Miranda has worked for the past 19 years helping families and communities through workshops as well as organizing health planning meetings. She spent 7 years working in the Community Engagement field for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) facilitating Community Health Engagement. She worked strictly with 6 First Nations communities in the Carrier Sekani region, on a daily basis, and as part of a team for the whole northern region during regional caucuses where she was able to meet many community leaders, health directors and community members.
In her time while working with the FNHA she was able to create positive relationships with the staff and created life-long friendships. Miranda believes that working with the FNHA helped create who she is as an Indigenous woman today, through her work with communities and other FNHA partners such as the Northern Health Authority; where she sat on three separate tables (Aboriginal Health Improvement Committee (AHIC), that supported the Northern Health Authority’s relationship with First Nations People. She worked with the Ominica, Prince George and Quesnel AHIC’s during her tenure with FNHA.
Through all the work that Miranda has done with First Nations she has never lost sight of the work that still needs to be done, “we as First Nations have had a lot of struggles in our past and we never stopped fighting for our inherent rights…some of us were lucky to not lose our cultural teachings.”
Miranda is blessed in that she comes from a strong family filled with cultural knowledge of their Dakelh culture and their Bahlats system, and she continues to teach her children and other First Nations people who wish to learn their culture.