Degrees and Certifications:
Spring 2018 University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee B.A. American Indian Studies Minor in Linguistics Spring 2013 Harper College A.A.
Mx Cyndi Bergloff
Pronouns in use: they/them/theirs or she/her/hers
Grand Traverse band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Thunderbird clan
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Cyndi nindizhinikaaz. onjibaayaan zhigaagoodena, daayaan St Paul. Aawiyaan Odawa ndoodem nimikii.--
(In Anishinaabemowin: I am called Cyndi, I grew up in Chicago, and currently live in St Paul. I am Odawa and belong to the Thunderbird clan.)
Mx. Bergloff has worked in youth and educational program development with a focus on culturally congruent approaches since 2013. They have worked in Milwaukee Public Schools and Seattle Public Schools, teaching English literacy skills and Socio-emotional learning. As of September 2020, Mx. Bergloff is new to St Paul, relocating from Milwaukee, WI where they had lived since 2013.
Outside of teaching, they are a practicing visual artist with most recently being a featured member artist at Walker's Point Center for the Arts (Milwaukee, WI). Mx. Bergloff's artistic work is rooted in Anishinaabeg teachings, gender expressions, intergenerational healing, relationships, and theories in translation. Through their work, they aim to bring in aspects of language in whatever ways they can, because they believe that Anishinaabemowin holds the breath of aanikoobijiganag and inawemaaganag (their ancestors, future generations and relatives.)
2014-2015: City Year Seattle AmeriCorps Member
2015-2016: Playworks Wisconsin AmeriCorps Member
2016: Young People For Fellow
2020: Walker's Point Center for the Arts Featured Member Artist