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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Bernice has different dresses in the style of 'Jingle Dress' and wears different dresses for different purposes. Dancing to her is a strong, healt...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:44
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BillieJo has been Jingle Dress dancing since she was a young teenager and was taught about the healing nature and power of the Jingle Dress. Billi...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:35
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Chaz is a Men's Traditional dancer and shares how he came to choose the colors of his regalia. He likes to make his own pieces of his regalia and ...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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Curt is a member of the Onieda Nation and is a dancer of the 'Mens Traditional' style. Curt describes his regalia as contemporary and is made out ...

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Donald is a Mens Traditional dancer. Donald describes the differences in activities and similarities between a general and competition pow wow. O...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 03:11
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Donald shares some information about the floral designs you might find in a Ojibwe style of regalia. He mentions about the different styles and de...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:34
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Donald shares some more information about the differences between a competition and a general pow wow. In a general pow wow, you might see a dance...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:38
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Donald provides some of the procedures required to obtain Eagle feathers through the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service. Donald shares that some of the...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 03:15
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Donald talks about how feathers are sacred and considered animate beings. He describes a special ceremony that is used if an eagle feather, from a...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:13
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Donald talks about different dance styles. He mentions the Snake dance that was done during the fall pow wow but is not sure where this dance orig...

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