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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Marybelle, recalls trading items for food during the Depression. She owed the second television in the village. Marybelle could not understand wh...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 09:49
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Maurice as a young boy won a dance contest to 'get rhythym'. Maurice joined the U.S Marines as soon as he turned 18, having felt a strong sense of...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 10:10
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Donald grew up in Vermilion and had no electricity or running water in a 3 room house with 5 kids. They built a waginagaan that stood next to the ...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 08:49
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Geraldine has fond memories of the Friday night dances and pie socials of her youth. While she had electricity they had a small red wagon they use...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 06:07
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Virgil recalls as a pre-teen "a jet must have hit the speed of sound overhead. We heard a sonic boom and thought that was the end of the world. We...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 09:17
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Jerome has an interesting interpretation of where 'here' is. He also recalls as a boy how he and his brothers would rent a bike for the day. He l...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 10:01
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HeartWarrior tells how in the city they held bomb drills and when up in the Boundary Waters area, they would have 'bear drills'. It seemed to her ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 10:07
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Rosemary shares her amazement when they installed electric lights in her home. She would flick the light switch so many times, watching the lights...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 10:42
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Cisco recalls: the Cuban missile crisis and how she was afraid of Castro, the arrival of the Beattles, houses in the village getting indoor plumbin...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 09:35
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Elaine recalls the impact of the asassination of John F Kennedy on her life, the first television brought into her community. How they lived with ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 07:54