Born April 18, 1953, Saddle Lake First Nation, Alberta.Her Cree name is Sky Dancer and refers to the Northern lights.In 1932 she married a Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable, Thomas Arthur Harris and the couple soon were parents to 5 children.Christie moved to Prince Rupert, British Columbia in 1958 where she wrote a series of dramas on First Nations topics for the CBC.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.Her works are know for their clarity and objectivity of her analysis of character. At the age of 12 while living with her family in the Fraser Valley she sold her 1 newspaper reports to the New Westminster Columbian.Her cousin , Egerton Ryerson, published her accounts of her early loyalist family life in his work The Loyalists of America and their times. She graduated from Normal School (teachers College) and began teaching in Surrey when she was just 17.Her diaries are held at the University of Western Ontarione Irwin. The Vancouver Daily Province purchased stories she used to write for her students.