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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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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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.

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12 Pieces

This Native Fest Writer Series will share the interviews with the writers that shared their talents during live community events.

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15 Pieces

This Native Fest Writing Series will share the interviews with the writers that shared their talents during live community events.


Latest Pieces

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Elroy found personal healing by participating in pow wows through singing and helping. Elroy shares a teaching of caring for the drum as an 'Elder...

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George shares how he learned the duties of being a Master of Ceremonies for pow wows. George has been interested in singing on the drum since he w...

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Harold aka Dayshun, shares how he felt about not being 'traditional' when he was younger. He left the reservation, got his education and returned ...

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Henry shares his history of becoming a Master of Ceremonies for pow wows, interpretor of invocations, spiritual advisor and singing 'Old' songs of ...

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Jack has been singing since he was a very young man and became a teacher of traditions, values and songs. He also shares his views of non natives ...

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Jerome talks about his youth and not participating in the pow wow circle until later in life. Jerome shares wisdom about life and teachings he lea...

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Joel has been singing on the drum for 25 years, as of 2014, with the Lake Vermilion drum group. He shares the first songs that he learned: the gra...

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John shares his knowledge of songs used during the pow wow and his experience as an MC or Master of Ceremonies during the pow wow. John tells abou...

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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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