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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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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Listen to a sample from each series from Pow Wow The Dance to Anishinaabe Word of The Day.

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KBFT Virtual Language Camps

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

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Local and regional artist showcase their work and performances.


Latest Pieces

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Ken tells how he was introduced to the Midi Lodge when he was very young and is helping to bring what he knows back to the people. Ken shares some...

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Opie started singing on the drum when he was young and since then has sang with many popular drum groups throughout Indian Country. Being a drum l...

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Pete has been singing for many years since he was a young boy. He recalls when he first started singing, he didn't know what an 'inter tribal' son...

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Harvey Goodsky. Jr, Algin Goodsky, Brian Stillday and Devon Stillday share their experiences growing up singing and dancing around the drum groups ...

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Ricky talks about his role as a Spiritual Advisor during pow wows. Bii Maa Dii Zii Win 'living a good life' is a strong influencer in how Ricky st...

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Sarah is a hand drum singer and got her start as a singer because of a canceled workshop and the replacement presenter shared their hand drum exper...

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Shane is the drum keeper for the Drift traditional drum, which is a type of drum that does not travel off the reservation unless for a specific eve...

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Terry lives in Vermilion and is a member of the Lake Vermilion Singers. Terry is one of the drum group's song makers. Terry has been a singer on ...

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Virgil is a member of the Souix Nation and shares his knowledge of the drum and songs which are a big part of his life. Virgil shares the story ab...

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Zach is from the Bad River Reservation and shares his knowledge of the Buck and Doe dance. The Swan dance is a dance about how the seasons change ...

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