There was a poem to each of them and the Popes thank you said he noted the reference to him.She has travelled across North America and foreign countries such as China discussing her work. She left home when she became a teacher but soon returned to teach near home.In 1983 she earned the Alberta Culture Writing for Youth Award and in 1988 she won the R. She worked at the local Public Library and then decided to earn her diploma in libraries at the University of Toronto.Ross Arnett Award from the Writers Guild of Alberta High School teacher. She would return to the Sault and work as their Childrens librarian for 15 years.She was the daughter of United Empire Loyalists who settled in Upper Canada in 1784.On June 28, 1815 she married John Harris of the Royal Navy.Her Cree name is Sky Dancer and refers to the Northern lights.
She is a member and has served on the executive of the Writers Association of Nova Scotia.The couple would have three sons and seven daughters.Although she did not have much in the way of formal education, Amelia was well read in the literature of the time and she enjoyed corresponding with family members and keeping a diary. She would leave for the next generations a well written detailed portrait of wel-to-do 19 century family life. Christie arrived in British Columbia with her Irish family in 1908. In 2000 her book Menace and Mischief won the Canadian Authors Association Lilla Stirling Award. In 1998 she earned the Prime Ministers Teaching Award as an outstanding and innovative teacher.