Her stories were told in aboriginal settings teaching the need and respect for the balance of nature.
She has been awarded the Canadian Association of Childrens Librarians Book of the Year Award for Ravens Cry in 1966, and in 1976 for Mouse Woman and the Vanished Princesses.
The couple would have three sons and seven daughters.
In 1998 Christie received the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding literary career. After this in her mid fifties she decided to try her hand at a work of fiction. In 1820 shortly after her father's death she relocated to Kingston, Upper Canada (Now Ontario) to live with family. called to her and she that in the province until 1945. Doris became involved with the Local Womens Institute and in turn in the history of her community.Her diaries are held at the University of Western Ontarione Irwin. The Vancouver Daily Province purchased stories she used to write for her students.In 1932 she married a Royal Canadian Mounted Police constable, Thomas Arthur Harris and the couple soon were parents to 5 children.She went on to earn a Bachelor in Social Work from the University of Regina.She had always loved writing and began to write seriously in the 1980s.