Kim Senklip Harvey is a proud member of the Syilx, and Tsilhqot'in Nations with Ancestral ties to the Dakelh, Secwepemc and Ktunaxa communities. She is a Storyteller, Indigenous Theorist and Cultural Evolutionist who uses a variety of modalities including playwrighting, tv writing, blog and podcasting to work towards the equitable treatment of her peoples.
Kim completed the BFA program at UBC and has her Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria. Kim started her PhD in Law in the fall of 2021.
Kim had a 3 city world premiere of her play Kamloopa: An Indigenous Matriarch Story. Under her direction Kamloopa was nominated for 8 Jessie Richardson awards and won the 2019 Jessie Richardson award for Significant Artistic Achievement for Decolonizing Theatre Practices and Spaces. Kamloopa was also the first Indigenous play in the awards history to win Best Production, was the 2019 recipient of the Sydney J Risk prize and won the 2020 Governor General's award for drama.
Kim has worked inter-Nationally as a performer. Highlights include, the Canadian National tour of Where the Blood Mixes and the world premiere of Children of God at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. In 2017, Kim was shortlisted for the Gina Wilkinson prize for her work as a director. participated in the Banff Playwriting Residency and Writing in a Racialized Canada and was appointed as one of 2 artists to take part in the National Theatre Schools inaugural Artistic Leadership Program.
Kim is currently working on a CBC mini-series and is developing three television series. Her Indigenous love story, On the Plateau, the adaptation of her play, Kamloopa entitled, All Our Relations and Half Way Home. Kim is also developing her first feature film an adaptation of her Indigenous justice story, Break Horizons.
Kim works with many institutions as a guest speaker, guest lecture and keynote. She's worked with Thompson Rivers University, Douglas College, Langara College, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Southern California.
Kim is an advocate for individuals equity and works towards having the voices of the historically oppressed and disenfranchised heard, her passion for storytelling lives within its transformational nature and she believes that storytelling is the most powerful modality to provide every community member the opportunity to live peacefully. All her work is created out of respect for her Ancestors and for the future generations—to whom we owe so much.