Tawahum Bige is a Łutselk’e Dene, Plains Cree poet living on unceded Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh territory. Bige has a B.A. in creative writing from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Their land protection work against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion led them to face incarceration in 2020. Cut to Fortress is their debut poetry collection.