Born amidst the copper mining ruins of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, T. Marie Bertineau is an Indigenous author of Anishinaabe-Ojibwe and French Canadian/Cornish descent. She is a member of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of the L’Anse Reservation, migizi odoodeman. Her work has appeared online with Minnesota’s Carver County Arts Consortium; in Mino Miikana, a publication of the Native Justice Coalition and Waub Ajijaak Press; and in the annual journal U.P. Reader. Her debut memoir The Mason House was released in September 2020 by Lanternfish Press. Married and the mother of two, she makes her home in the Great Lakes Region.