Closer To Home is a documentary series about Aboriginal housing, land rights and recognition. Take a coast to coast journey to First Nations and Inuit communities across Canada and look at the world through Aboriginal eyes. See how real-life characters are working to house, evolve and preserve Aboriginal land and re-define their relationship with Canada.
Engaging, insightful, and completely realistic, in each episode Host Wayne Baker takes you on a road trip, from remote Indigenous territory to the inner city core – because sometimes you have to go far to get closer to home.
Over three seasons and eighteen episodes, Closer to Home travels to communities all across Canada to experience home, housing and life from an Indigenous point of view. Each half hour TV episode paints an intimate portrait of First Nations and Inuit communities where real-life characters are working to house, evolve, preserve and protect their place in Canada.
Closer To Home is hosted by First Nations home builder and actor, Wayne Baker. In each episode, a unique housing issue draws Wayne to the community he visits but once there he discovers another story, beyond hammers and nails, that illustrates a broader social, environmental or land based challenge for their people. From affluent urban reserves to fly in only communities, Wayne is your guide to compelling stories and characters that are shaping the future of Aboriginal housing and life on reserve.
See how First Nations and Inuit communities are adapting and managing against rapidly increasing social and financial demands and experience the pride and passion of this nation’s First Peoples. The stories and subjects that shape Closer To Home’s broadcast and web content reach out from native voices but speak directly to the rest of the country, sharing the history, politics and reality of the Indigenous experience in Canada.