Tracey Kim Bonneau (syilx) is an award-winning veteran television writer and producer residing on the Penticton Indian Reserve in British Columbia, Canada. Her most recent industry accolade include the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Foundation of British Columbia garnering four Leo nominations in 2016 for her original rich cultural documentary series Quest Out-West Wild Food. In 2018 Tracey was awarded the Aboriginal Business Excellence Award from the Penticton Chamber of Commerce for her contributions to the local economy within the film and television industry.
Her most recent accomplishment is the renewal of a third season with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) for Quest OutWest Wild Food; totaling 39 ½ hour episodes written and produced solely by her. The series currently airs on the APTN https://www.aptn.ca/questoutwest/
Tracey is a veteran free-lance writer in print, radio and television spanning over thirty years. Her freelance writing portfolio includes the publications: Aboriginal Voices, Wind-Speaker, Ravens Eye, CBC Radio-One - Kelowna, Peach City Radio, Global Okanagan News, PBS KCTS-Seattle and APTN National news.
In 2021 Tracey was awarded a significant professional artist grant to further the development of her Virtual Reality Project: Huckleberry. Tracey is a media matriarch with the IM4 Lab https://im4lab.com/the-matriarchs/ created by Indigenous filmmaker, Loretta Todd, alongside media matriarchs Doreen Manuel, Cease Wyss. IM4 is in collaboration with Emily Carr University to offer workshops training Indigenous peoples in XR. IM4 is dedicated to Indigenizing VR/AR/360 by enabling Indigenous communities to find effective ways to incorporate these technologies into educational, cultural, language, artistic and commercial applications.
Aside from her professional arts career Tracey is employed by local non-profit organization En’owkin Centre located in Penticton. www.enowkincentre.ca