Our People

Amanda Karst

Boreal Program Director


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Amanda Karst Community Outreach Coordinator © Melody Charlie

Areas of Focus

Leading the Manitoba program, including supporting Indigenous leadership and stewardship initiatives

Media Contact

Jacqueline Nunes
ph. +1 416 526-7353


I feel honoured to work with Indigenous leaders in Manitoba who are heading initiatives that will support their community wellbeing and the health of their territories.


Amanda started at Nature United in 2016 as a community outreach coordinator and became  the Manitoba program director in 2019. She focuses on long-term relationship building with communities, and working together on  mutual goals such as indigenous-led land-use planning, indigenous engagement in forest management and moose monitoring and management initiatives. She also explores shared goals with the provincial government, industry and other non-profit organizations.

Before this, Amanda worked at the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, a non-profit that works with indigenous communities across Canada, for nearly a decade as a research associate. She has an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Regina and a master’s in science from the University of Victoria, focused on plant ecology and ethnobotany.

Amanda is Métis, from Saskatchewan, a mother of two kids, and is passionate about indigenous plant knowledge.

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