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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7 Pieces

KBFT Virtual Music Fest Series is a (two part) Live Virtual Interview & Live Virtual Music Performance from the area's most top acts!

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16 Pieces

The Boarding Schools of early America is a sad story of the U.S. Government's attempts to assimilate the American Indian inhabiting this land before them, into the mainstream society. The coin phrase of the first Boarding School program was to 'kill the Indian, save the child'. This series about the Lake Vermilion Boarding School: Stories of survival and resilience was produced by the Nett Lake Radio Project and made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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24 Pieces

Lost River is a radio project about the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa and their rich heritage, a production of the Nett Lake radio project and is brought to you by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the citizens of Minnesota.

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13 Pieces

MN Artist Profiles - A series featuring artists and musicians of Minnesota.

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33 Pieces

Local and regional artist showcase their work and performances.

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14 Pieces

Native Fest

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6 Pieces

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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7 Pieces

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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13 Pieces

This Native Fest Music Series interviews the musicians that came to the Nett Lake Community for the public to enjoy their live performances.

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18 Pieces

This Native Fest Music Series interviews the musicians that came to the Nett Lake Community for the public to enjoy their live performances.


Latest Pieces

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Ken shares the old days back when they used to have Chiefs that led the people in the community. Ken shares how they used to use sticks with colore...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 10:21
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Ken believes that people using their powers for selfish reasons is abuse and results in the loss of those personal powers. Ken used to go to Canada...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:27
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Linda recalls wild rice season when she was about 7 and 8 years old and the many visitors from all over coming in to rice. The people used to leave...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 10:31
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Linda remembers how significant country music was in the native american community in her youth. Linda and family used to go camping to pick berrie...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 10:41
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Linda talks about the curvy dirt road into town and how her uncles used to work for the county to help maintain those roads. Linda was born in a ho...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 09:20
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Ron was born and raised in the Nett Lake village. He grew up with the Strong boys, cutting wood, hauling water for the families.

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 10:46
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Ron and his cousins would like to wait for the ricers to come off the lake and see if they had left over sandwiches. The selling of berries bought ...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:45
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Ron remembers there used to be a carnival during the spring pow wow celebration. The carnival had a ferris wheel, swing rides etc. He shares the im...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:38
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Aki is Ashley's son and his regalia came from a vision that Ashley's aunt had told her about. Ashley, after 3 sewing machines broke, ended up sewi...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:06
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Bean Spears is a dancer in the style of 'Men's Traditional'. He made his own outfit and was told that the outfits or regalia that dancers wear are...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:46