Our People

Pamela Vernaus

Communications Manager

a headshot of a brown-haired woman in a red coat

Pamela Vernaus Communications Manager © Nature United

Areas of Focus

Leading communications around working with Indigenous Peoples in respectful partnerships.

I love that this position gives me the chance to collaborate with people from all over the world in the shared reverence for Mother Earth.

Biography

Pamela is a proud Métis from the Red River Settlement, where her ancestors took Métis script. She started at Nature United in 2019. She works on communications across the organization, as well as acting as the communications lead for the Manitoba project. As part of those, she supports Indigenous partners to achieve their objectives across priority geographies. Pamela also sits on the North American Marketing cabinet to support standardized communications guidelines with Indigenous Peoples across TNC in North America. 

Before joining Nature United, she worked throughout the country in a wide variety of communication and engagement capacity, including working for the Royal Alberta Museum, and assisted in the Canadian Museum for Human Rights' consultation with First Nations across Turtle Island. She travelled nationwide with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, gathering testimony from both survivors and intergenerational survivors of the residential “school” system.

She also worked with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, once again gathering testimony from survivors and the families. She was also a communications coordinator at the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, after graduating from the creative communications program at Red River College.

Pamela spends most of her time on the land—swimming, hiking, skating, kayaking, and snowshoeing.

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