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Strip For 082804
ID: 9349
Publication Date: 2004-08-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth sends an e-mail to John and Elly detailing her trip to Mtigwaki. She's already met new people and is making friends. Gary Crane, Dorothy. Geraldton, Spruce Narrows, Mtigwaki.
Caption: Don't worry. I think I'm going to be just fine.
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Strip For 090504
ID: 7357
Publication Date: 2004-09-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth teaching at Mtigwaki Day School. Gary asks if she's going home this weekend. The kids tell her that they get to heat the drum for the hand game that evening. They use a button that used to hold up "Mooner's" pants.
Caption: It used to hold up "Mooner's" pants!
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Strip For 090904
ID: 9358
Publication Date: 2004-09-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Vivian Crane asks Elizabeth how she is settling into Mtigwaki life. Gary and Vivian have been there for five years. Elizabeth loves the peaceful, beautiful atomosphere. Her friends think she's crazy.
Caption: Let's keep it a secret!
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Strip For 100404
ID: 9379
Publication Date: 2004-10-04
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: The kids are looking in Elizabeth's window. When Gary Crane scolds them they tell him that she gave them cookies, with chocolate chips and raisins. They sound so good he joins them in staring through the window.
Caption: She gave us cookies yesterday. Chocolate chip! With raisins. No Caption
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Strip For 100504
ID: 9380
Publication Date: 2004-10-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Gary asks Elizabeth if she's happy teaching. Elizabeth is overwhelmed by the amount of work. She asks him how he copes. Gary teaches her to fly fish.
Caption: Get a good footing, slack the line and swing the rod sideways.
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Strip For 100604
ID: 9381
Publication Date: 2004-10-06
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: While teaching Elizabeth to fly fish, Gary explians how teaching on the reserve is different than teaching in the city. You can be more creative and he gives her examples.
Caption: Now that, my friend, is "philosophy!"
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Strip For 012105
ID: 9474
Publication Date: 2005-01-21
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Vivian helps Elly and Elizabeth settle in from long drive to Mtigwaki. Elly realizes Liz has a new life, new friends, new kitten. Walks into her messy bedroom. Gary.
Caption: And yet, some things haven't changed at all.
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Strip For 020805
ID: 9489
Publication Date: 2005-02-08
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Gary tells Elly how much they enjoy having Elizabeth as a teacher. Elly finally understands why Elizabeth chose such a remote place as Mtigwaki to teach. Natural beauty, spirit, tradition, community and Bingo. Jesse
Caption: There's bingo!!
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Strip For 020905
ID: 9490
Publication Date: 2005-02-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elizabeth asks Gary and Elly if they've seen Jesse. Liz finds him throwing snowballs at a bird. Interpretations of "call of nature." Mtigwaki
Caption: And, the next time you tell me you have to answer "the call of nature"... it better not be a bird!!!
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Strip For 021005
ID: 9492
Publication Date: 2005-02-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Gary pulls Elizabeth on a toboggan and tells Elly more about Mtigwaki. They can do almost everything themselves and only need to leave for supplies and emergencies.
Caption: Well... one would be the desperate need to leave town!
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Strip For 021105
ID: 9493
Publication Date: 2005-02-11
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Gary, Vivian, Elizabeth and Elly discuss Mtigwaki. Almost everyone is related in some way. One big extended family. The importance of Pow Wow for networking. Love at first sight.
Caption: WOW
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Strip For 021205
ID: 9494
Publication Date: 2005-02-12
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly and Vivian wash dishes and relate more of their history. Elizabeth sits at the table. Spiritual connection calling Gary home to Mtigwaki after eight years in the South.
Caption: ... it was his mother.
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Strip For 021405
ID: 9495
Publication Date: 2005-02-14
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Gary relates his experience growing up in Mtigwaki. Elizabeth and Elly listen with interest. Vivian serves coffee. Highschool in Thunder Bay. Boredom. Finding the confidence to go on to higher education.
Caption: Sure, but it was harder to come up with the confidence.
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Strip For 021505
ID: 9496
Publication Date: 2005-02-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: She's Turning Into One of Them! (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Elly, Elizabeth and Vivian all listen while Gary tells them about his experiences at school. Wanting to teach Anishnabe kids. Sense of purpose, sense of pride, sense of humor. Younger kids howl outside the window. humour
Caption: One thing you don't have to worry about is their sense of humor!
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Strip For 021905
ID: 9500
Publication Date: 2005-02-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Teaching...is a Learning Experience (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Gary, Vivian, and Elizabeth bid goodbye to Elly who is heading home from Mtigwaki. Native people repay favours.
Caption: ... I hope she likes fish!
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Strip For 062205
ID: 9608
Publication Date: 2005-06-22
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Teaching...is a Learning Experience (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Gary drops Elizabeth at the bus. She tells Shiimsa how much fun it will be with the dogs and the bunny at home. Shiimsa looks unimpressed.
Caption: And I know you're all going to get along like crazy!
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Strip For 102805
ID: 9718
Publication Date: 2005-10-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Teaching...is a Learning Experience (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki classroom, Elizabeth tries to teach the class about the North Star and its apparent stability. Ellen spins and sees the star. Barrage of questions. Gary asks how the navigation project is going. Elizabeth is lost.
Caption: How's the navigation project going, Liz?. I'm completely lost.
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Strip For 110205
ID: 9722
Publication Date: 2005-11-02
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Teaching...is a Learning Experience (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: Gary, Dakota, Margaret and others attend Elizabeth's star gazing "party". Everyone lines up to see Polaris. Jesse, Ellen, others.
Caption: Who needs Hollywood when you can line up here to see a star!!
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Strip For 110305
ID: 9723
Publication Date: 2005-11-03
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Teaching...is a Learning Experience (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: Elizabeth's class on star navigation turned into quite a party. Gary compliments her on a great idea, even though it was accidental. Paul Wright shows up and gives Elizabeth Elly's prescription sunglasses.
Caption: Sunglasses?
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Strip For 112705
ID: 7424
Publication Date: 2005-11-27
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Teaching...is a Learning Experience (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: April calls Elizabeth in Mtigwaki to tell her about all of the problems she's having at school. Gary, Shiimsa
Caption: One cry-sis after another!
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Strip For 121905
ID: 9762
Publication Date: 2005-12-19
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Teaching...is a Learning Experience (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: Vivian makes tea while Elizabeth talks about her Christmas plans. Paul Wright is coming to drive her part way. Paul is nothing serious, bad experience with long distance relationships. Gary answers the phone... it's long distance for Elizabeth.
Caption: It's for you, Liz.... Long distance!
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Strip For 122005
ID: 9763
Publication Date: 2005-12-20
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Teaching...is a Learning Experience (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: Out of nowhere Warren Blackwood calls and tells Elizabeth that he's flying through Geraldton on his way to Toronto. Elizabeth has to choose who will take her home. Vivian, Gary
Caption: Tell him you have friends in high places.
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Strip For 022706
ID: 9822
Publication Date: 2006-02-27
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Seniors' Discount (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: While walking to school Gary and Elizabeth discuss Paul's heritage. Native humour. Ojibwa and Irish become Ojibrish. Mi'Kmaq and Scottish are McMi'Kmaq
Caption: ... that makes her McMi'kmaq!
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Strip For 022806
ID: 9823
Publication Date: 2006-02-28
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Seniors' Discount (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: Gary and Elizabeth discuss her relationship with Paul Wright. Elizabeth never thought of her parents objecting to Paul being part "Indian." Elizabeth wonders why we use the word race anyway.
Caption: The only "winners" are the ones who've made the world a better place for having been here!
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Strip For 030106
ID: 9824
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Seniors' Discount (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki School: Gary asks Elizabeth to show the new student teacher around. Depending on people too much. Susan.
Caption: and I have to keep reminding myself not to depend on her too much!
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Strip For 050506
ID: 9880
Publication Date: 2006-05-05
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Seniors' Discount (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: As the kids play basketball Gary asks Elizabeth if she's coming back next year. She hasn't signed her contract yet. Her heart is in Mtigwaki but they want the rest of her as well.
Caption: I know... but we'd like to have the rest of you.
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Strip For 062906
ID: 9927
Publication Date: 2006-06-29
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Seniors' Discount (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: Elizabeth's naming ceremony. Gary, Vivian, Margaret. More memorable than her baptism.
Caption: I don't remember my first baptism.... But I'll never forget this one.
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Strip For 070106
ID: 9929
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Seniors' Discount (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: Elizabeth's Naming Ceremony. Gary, Vivian and Paul Wright congratulate her on her new name. A gift she will carry in her heart. Jesse
Caption: .... I'll carry it here.
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Strip For 010907
ID: 10093
Publication Date: 2007-01-09
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Home Sweat Home (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: Warren Blackwood drops Elizabeth off at the airport. Gary picks her up.
Caption: Well, girl - you'll have some inspecting to do!!
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Strip For 011007
ID: 10094
Publication Date: 2007-01-10
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Home Sweat Home (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: Gary drives Elizabeth into town from the airport. He tells her that Paul Wright is in town with Susan. Is it a friendly visit?
Caption: With pleasure.
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Strip For 011507
ID: 10098
Publication Date: 2007-01-15
First Published On (if retro):
Collection Book: Home Sweat Home (Signed Copies)
Other Books: N/A
 Treasuries: We're still working on this!
Description: Mtigwaki: While drinking coffee Gary explains to Elizabeth that her relationship with Paul Wright was doomed from the start. He would never have been happy in Toronto. Paul and Susan share a culture. Things are meant to happen.
Caption: He's a Native man. Susan shares his culture. What happened was meant to happen! You guided their journey. Then..... Who's guiding mine?!
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