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

Caption: Anishinabe Storytelling  2015, Credit: KBFT Productions
9 Pieces

Anishinabe storytelling, a program that conveys teachings of the Anishinabe culture as told in the oral tradition of the people of the Bois Forte communities.

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182 Pieces

Karen Drift shares Anishinabemoen with the Word of the Day.

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451 Pieces

Bois Forte Band members share Anishinabemoen with Words and Phrases of the Day.

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419 Pieces

Harvey Thompson shares Anishinabemoen with Words and Phrases of the Day.

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13 Pieces

Bois Forte Ogema Anishinabeg. This project will explore Leaders, within the Tribal Government, both past and present as well as the spiritual leaders.

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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.


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


  • 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