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COMING UP ON CLOSER TO HOME: KINGCOME AND NEMIAH VALLEY

July 5, 2012

Closer to Home Season 3, Episode 1, Kingcome Inlet BC

 

AIRING: Tuesday July 10, Friday July 13, Sunday July 15

Host Wayne Baker goes on an spiritual journey as he travels home with his mother, hereditary Chief of Kingcome Inlet, to see how climate change is impacting their ancestral territory.

Also this week on Closer to Home: NEMIAH VALLEY

AIRING: Thursday July 12.  
 
Season 2 - Episode 4, Nemiah Valley, British Columbia

The Nemaih Valley is the traditional territory of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation and home to some of the most beautiful and pristine wilderness in British Columbia. But as host Wayne Baker learns, you won't see any hydro lines here since the Xeni Gwet’in have always lived off the power grid and Chief Marilyn Baptiste wants to keep it that way. But preserving their territory and way of life is getting harder. Exploration and gold mining are threaten to destroy one of the most sacred lakes and move the fish that have sustained this community for generations. Now the Xeni Gwet’in are fighting for their future.