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Mark Ruml

Associate Professor

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Religion and Culture


  • Aboriginal Issues
  • Indigenous Issues
  • Indigenous Spirituality

Areas of Expertise:

  • Indigenous (especially Dakota and Anishishinaabe in Manitoba)
  • Indigenous Culture
  • Indigenous History
  • Indigenous Spirituality
  • Indigenous Worldview

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Available To:

  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Mark Ruml is an associate professor in The University of Winnipeg's Religion and Culture department. He earned his PhD in Indigenous religious traditions from the University of Ottawa and began his teaching career at Brandon University in 1993. Ruml has developed Indigenous Religious Traditions into an area of study at UWinnipeg and out of respect for the Elders and the knowledge that they carry, he has worked hard to include them and Indigenous knowledge and methodology into the university's curriculum and community.

Ruml collaborated with a local Indigenous organization on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funded project titled Respectful Methodology: Ethical and Procedural Guidelines for Aboriginal Research. He was awarded the Clarence Atchison Award for Excellence in Community Service at Convocation in 2009. He lives in the Birds Hill Park area with his wife and two daughters. When not at work, he and his family can be found on the powwow and ceremonial trail or on the water fishing.

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