Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio

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  • Call Letters: KBFT
  • Frequency: 89.9 FM
  • Networks: AMPERS

Our call sign is going to be KBFT and you all can tune into our programming at 89.9 MHz on the FM dial. KBFT is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to broadcast at 1000 Watts (1kW) with our antenna located atop the Nett Lake water tower in the village of Nett Lake, MN. Our studios are located in the Nett Lake School campus building. KBFT is owned and operated by the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa.

Series

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3 Pieces

A compilation of various contest winners throughout the history of KBFT.

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55 Pieces

Cultural Crossings is a project that highlights the voices of Nett Lake youth.

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18 Pieces

KBFT interviewed some elders in the community to share some recollections of their lives on the reservation and how things have changed over the years.

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11 Pieces

This project will feature a look at native apparel through research and reproduction of authentic regalia of the Anishinabe Nation.

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16 Pieces

Historical window, a program that lets you experience the past and treasure the history of the Bois Fort Band of Chippewa through the voices of our elders.

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16 Pieces

KBFT Radio present Anishinaabemoen Series (Ojibwe Language) featuring Bemidji State University professor of Ojibwe - Dr. Anton Treuer

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2 Pieces

KBFT Bois Forte Live Community Broadcast Pow Wow Series - a "live/on air" series featuring interviews from respected leaders in the Pow Wow circle and the Bois Forte Community.

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This Native Fest Art Series shares the interviews provided by the artists that shared their talents and background with the community of Nett Lake, Minnesota.

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KBFT Native Music Fest 2021 includes performances featuring different Native American musicians and local Minnesota musicians contracted for their live performances and in-studio interviews.

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1 Piece

KBFT Virtual Language Camps


Latest Pieces


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: :29
  • Purchases: 1
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Harold, the last living member of his immediate family recalls how as a young boy an elder medicine man came to visit him in the hospital. The old ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 10:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Harold, shares how he got his first pipe and who gave it to him. Harold recalls his mother screaming at a snake on the dirt floor of the log cabin ...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 09:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Harold shares about his younger male relatives, their struggles and accomplishments. Harold feels a lot has changed in the reservation community fr...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 11:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Kay grew up in Montana and did not learn of her 'Indian'ness' until she was much older. Kay was 27 when she first came to an 'Indian Reservation' a...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 09:40
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Kay shares more about her father and his practice in the local pow wows. Kay doesn't feel that she is a 'traditional indian' but the quarter of Ind...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 09:39
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Gary shares how people used to hunt for ducks across the lake and watching them come home in their canoes. Gary shares the memory of damage caused ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 09:42
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Gary as a young person always had something to do. Hunting and sharing his game with elders was a common and valued thing with him.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:57
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Ken remembers life was pretty tough when he was growing up but he was happy. Ken helping Elders is still an important thing in his life today.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 10:19
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Ken recalls Ira White, the indian agent that lived in the community and let Ken watch tv when he was young. Ken remembers going on 3 and 4 day camp...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 10:11