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Mark Ruml
Associate Professor

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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Meet UWinnipeg Indigenous Summer Scholar Amy Jackson

Amy Jackson is working with Dr. Mark Ruml, Department of Religion and Culture, on Indigenous Spiritual Biography as the Matrix for Truth and...

Celebrating Indigenous Summer Scholars

Canada's National Indigenous Peoples Day takes place Sunday, June 21; a time to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding...

The Good Life, a documentary

The screening of the Good Life: Decolonizing the Secular explores the important role of Indigenous spirituality in Canadian public life and...

UWinnipeg receives SSHRC grant money for research

UWinnipeg has received a total$876,253 for six UWinnipeg researchers thanks to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The...