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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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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Les is a Mens Traditonal Dancer from the Koochiching Reserve located near Fort Frances, Canada. Les describes some parts of his regalia and how it...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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Linda is a Jingle Dress style dancer and her regalia was given to her by her sister. Linda's sister was told how to put this dress together as a r...

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
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George Strong introduces Donald Chosa and this series of interviews, Pow Wow the Dance. Donald shares his recollections of pow wows of his youth i...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:39
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Amik describes some of his activities as MC or Master of Ceremonies during Pow Wows. He provides some history about how Pow Wows have developed ov...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and WYAP


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 16:44
  • Purchases: 2
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Calvin shares lessons about the history of the drum and how important respect is to have to others in the circle of the Pow Wow area.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 19:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Curt shares his perspective of what 'Traditional' means. Being traditional today means one thing to some and something else to him. Being a perso...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 10:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Curt describes how he got his Onieda name. Curt shares how there are different songs depending on the ceremony that is being conducted. Curt is a...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 16:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Demetri shares a little about different songs, such as the Fish Dance, the Buck and Doe Dance, the Swan dance.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 13:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Donald shares knowledge of forgotten songs and dances. Some Songs and dances are specific to this area while others are introduced to our local ce...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 11:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Donald shares his experience as a lead singer in a drum group. Donald also shares how much help sharing the 'Healing Song' can help himself as wel...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 12:54
  • Purchases: 1