Here's a recap of Johnston's impressive effort to feature First Nations people in her comic strips.
Mtigwaki (Land of Trees)
Lynn's introduction to Mtigwaki:
I wanted to create an imaginary Ojibway community in Northern Ontario that would be true to life, giving readers a realistic view of what living in a First Nation community is like. In so doing, I wanted to show Elizabeth's world change for the better, with the challenge of teaching multiple grades in an unfamiliar environment, rich with Canadian history.
Lynn Awarded Debwewin Citation
For more on the subject, see Native Comic Strips vs. Comic Books.