• Director Marc Kruse outside Robson Hall

    Photo credit: Dr. Amar Khoday

  • Director of Indigenous Legal Learning and Services

    Teaching Areas

    • Indigenous Course Requirement

    Phone: 204-474-6151
    Email: marc.kruse@umanitoba.ca


Marc Kruse, JD, is the Director of Indigenous Legal Learning and Services at Robson Hall. He is also an associate with Rees Dyck Rogala Law Offices, where he practices criminal defence representing youth and adult clients. His research interests focus on the relationship between philosophical ethics, political philosophy, and law, with special focus on the ways educational institutions can ameliorate or exacerbate legal problems. He has published work on the moral foundations of professional ethics, social justice education, and Indigenous educational ethics. Kruse completed his JD at the University of Manitoba and co-teaches Robson Hall’s Indigenous Course Requirement course – Indigenous Methodologies and Perspectives. He is a member of Muscowpetung First Nation in Saskatchewan. 

News and stories

Selected Publications

Articles in Journals

  • Nicolas Tanchuk, Tomas Rocha, Marc Kruse. “Is Complicity in Oppression a Privilege? Towards Social Justice Education as Mutual Aid.” Harvard Educational Review (2021) 91 (3): 341–361. doi.org/10.17763/1943-5045-91.3.341
  • Marc Kruse, Nicolas Tanchuk, Robert Hamilton. “Educating in the Seventh Fire: Debwewin, Mino-bimaadiziwin, and Ecological Justice.” Educational Theory, Vol. 69, Issue 5 (March 2020) doi.org/10.1111/edth.12388
  • N. Tanchuk, M. Kruse and K. McDonough "Indigenous Course Requirements: A Liberal-Democratic Justification" Philosophical Inquiry in Education. Vol 25, No 2. (2018)
  • N. Tanchuk, C. Scramstad, M. Kruse. "Towards a Professional Understanding," Ethics and Education Vol. 11, (2016)

Book Chapters/Collective Works

  • Nicholas Tanchuk, Tomas Rocha, Marc Kruse. “Is becoming an oppressor ever a privilege? Elite schools and social justice as mutual aid.” In K. Swalwell & D. Spikes, eds, One Way to Make Change? Wrestling with Anti-Oppressive Education at Schools of Wealth and Whiteness (New York, NY: Teachers College Press, 2021).
  • N. Tanchuk, C. Scramstad, M. Kruse. "The Four Principles of Educational Ethics?" Professional Ethics Education and Law of Canadian Teachers. Canadian Association for Teacher Education. Electronic Book (2018)

Conferences & Presentations

  • Manitoba component of “Killed for Our Own Good? Ending Police Violence Against Indigenous People in Need of Assistance” hybrid online and in-person July 7, 2022. SSHRC-funded. With Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University and University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law. 
  • “The Path Forward: Conversations Around Reconciliation,” Winnipeg, Sept. 28, 2022. Organized by the Law Society of Manitoba.

Online Publications