Restless Spirit: The Murder of Eddie Peltier
A True Story
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It is as much about the ongoing events and behaviors of those who murdered Eddie (and others) on the Fort Totten Reservation, North Dakota today as it is about how it was that night Eddie was murdered. How the ongoing criminal enterprise continues to flourish unabated and without a single response from the Justice Department. Well, not surprising on that! They would have to investigate themselves and how some of their elite were directly involved and have prospered from the corruption that exists, protected and funded by US Tax Dollars.
Even if you don't live on the Rez, it's your money, YOUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK. You owe it to yourself to peek in once in awhile and see what you are paying for
Texas Monthly Magazine has done a feature on this case. Here is the Latest story: December 2011. Read the October, 2006 Issue. OR, go to the online version. Michael Hall went to the rez and saw for himself.
The Documentary being made about this murder, focusing on the investigation and the trial:
Incident At Devils Lake Watch the trailer. Donate to get this made. We Can do this! Everyone who pledged last time, please, come back and do it again. We KNOW we can make it this time! Thank you! And, Thank you Todd Trotter for putting this project on the go!
December 31, 2012 --- Printer
MANDATED REPORT’ is out. It tells the story
of a child being, literally, abducted from her natural home, by a BIA
Social Worker named Gabrielle.
Gabrielle gave no reason for taking the infant. The mother was given
no reason, no warning, no justification. Only that infant was taken---
none of the other children in the home were taken.
When the mother and other family members tried to find out what was
going on and where the child was being taken, they were threatened
with arrests. The mother walked in on the Tribal Court, and there was
Judge Cain, ready to rubberstamp any lies told by the BIA, and would
not listen to the mother, nor to the Grandmother and had them forcibly
removed from the hearing.
Gabrielle swore, under oath, that the mother had no interest in the
child or in the hearings. Swore that she had been notified, when in
fact, she had not. Gabrielle perjured herself with such ease, one can
assume she was well-practiced in the art.
Judge Cain duly handed over custody and the child is now gone and no
one knows where.
The mother had stood up for her relative in a case of domestic abuse.
She had given a statement as to the facts of that case. Her child was
then taken from her as a way of both punishing her for speaking up,
and as a warning to anyone else that would dare speak out.
This is your Federal Government kidnapping a child, committing perjury
to make it look legal, and a Tribal Court Judge putting her signature
Read the Report. See for yourself.
The report asks what kind of benefit those who stole
that child got from it. I will speculate that since selling babies
is very profitable, they got a chunk of change for it. Some desperately
unqualified parent or parents, now have an infant kidnapped for a price.
Apparently, the BIA can just walk in and remove children without any
due process whatsoever, and the Federal Government looks the other
way. They have done this so many times in the past, no one even thinks
of it as taking a professional risk.
That is how you know the BIA, from the very top to the very bottom,
is corrupt. They steal, sell children, and they easily commit perjury
and no one worries that this will end their career much less land them
When some self-promoting Senator such as Kent Conrad steps into the
scene, they all put on a big fancy show, that is nothing but smoke
and mirrors. He never once went to see for himself, what in fact, was
actually going on. He knew better.
They showed him a Power Point Presentation that said everything was
all right, and that was good enough for him.
Meanwhile, children are being abducted, left with rapists.
And, what is the buzz around the rez? What is it that
has so many of them up and arms and fighting mad? You’re going to love this.
It’s even better than the whole crap show about the Fighting
Devils Lake City Council, tired of Tribe not paying their
share of expenses for the drunks and druggies that are pulled into
jails (and yet, strangely enough, the tribe does bill the government
for these services, even though they don’t provide them, nor
do they repay the municipalities that are owed).
And they are outraged! This is “racist”! They are all over
their FaceBook pages with how brave they are in speaking up (on FB)
about this ‘injustice’. Not surprising, Mark Little Owl’s
kin are the biggest mouths in the pile.
Anyone remember that Spirit Lake is supposed to be designated
as a “Dry
Reservation”? But this is their cause and this is what they want
the Tribal Council to fight for on their behalf. I have no doubt that
the Tribal Council will do exactly that.
The Tribal Council loves to show outrage. Outrage over
the Sioux Logo, and I guarantee you, outrage over the DLCC Proclamation
of Do Not Sell or Serve. But they will never say a word about the Children
they themselves abuse. They don’t have to. They have the BIA
and the FBI thugging for them. Judge Cain has adapted nicely, and I
am sure she is paid better than she has ever been paid before.
The Government at all levels sacrifices integrity, decency, fairness,
Truth and honor. The Tribe sacrifices children.
What Good will come of this?
You will see, as many already do see, the results of
this kind of corruption and free abuse of children and babies. The
survivors grow up damaged, broken and a ‘burden’ on society
by incapacity, or crime. Few survive beyond that. They are amazing
stories, but they are rare.
Many more will be the ones who become what was done to them, predators
of your children and their own.
You think of these women as indecent and having no morals when you
see them prostituting themselves, for drugs, for money to buy those
drugs, to make the nightmare go away, but it only gets worse.
You don’t realize that what you are looking at,
what you are condemning are the children who survived into adulthood,
the sexual indignities, rapes and abuse.
You can change that. Not today, but for tomorrow, so your children
and grandchildren are less at risk. This did not become a constant
living nightmare overnight and it will not be vanquished in the near
future, but we can set into motion, by direct involvement, contacting
everyone elected who is answerable to us, and demanding they FIX this
and NOT just with a Power Point Fable.
There must be children rescued, returned to safe and
loving homes, and there must be arrests of those involved in hurting
the FBI Agents and the BIA, all the way to the very top.
There are NO BIGGER FISH TO FRY. This is OUR Future. If we ignore this,
any of us, for any reason, we make it worse down the road for our children
and grandchildren. We are ALL Related. That is a fact.
You know where to find me.
December 23, 2012 ---Printer
Clearly on display in every tragedy, be it a Natural
Disaster, or Massive Act of Brutality, is who we are. We come together.
We give strength and support to those we know and to those whom we
have never met, regardless of nationality, regardless of distance,
regardless of any differences in color or religion.
That is where we find our strength. That is where we find our way out
of the horror. And that is the way we find healing as individuals,
families, communities and as a nation.
We realize in those moments where we are frozen by the horror, that we need each other for we are fragile upon this earth and we cannot do anything just for oneself, we must, if we are to survive, do what we do to
make it safer, better, healthier for everyone.
We are fragile upon this earth.
Those who would control us, steer us away from one another, do so only
to weaken us and leave us less able to overcome disasters, and injustices.
We are slowly becoming aware of the mindless distractions and outright
lies. We are waking up to the levers of racism, bigotry, and smears
that misrepresent the actual viewpoints and purposes of those who are
working for or against us.
The simple test is: Do we gain suspicion over our neighbors? Or do
we find ways to work together to make our communities stronger, safer?
Are we being sold fear in order to drive us into purchasing more and
more weapons? We are.
Logic dictates that those who tell you you must have
automatic weapons, explosives, hi capacity extended magazines because
trust government’, that none of those weapons will serve you
if in fact your government is coming to get you.
How armed would one person, or a team have to be to overcome even a
tactical SWAT Assault? How does it end? SWAT gives up and walks away?
Think about that. SWAT never shows up because they are afraid of you?
Do tell me about that.
If you fear Dictatorships, don’t live in one. We
have Democratic Elections here. In the Middle East, where they had
Brutal Dictators in place for 30 or more years, those Dictators were
overthrown by the people uniting against them.: People of courage and
intelligence. They did not have weapons. None of the protesters had
guns. Not one.
Yes, many died. And, they remain unstable as nations
even a year later. But that is how Revolutions work:you unite, you
overcome, and you struggle. People always die, and they are martyrs
or heroes and they are remembered. What works is the people maintaining
a united purpose. The government is always going to have heavier weaponry,
superior military. All we have is determination—and that works.
Revolutions take years, sometimes decades, determination and intellect.
Your puny little weapons caches, which cost considerable money (money
which could better be spent, if you ask me, on advanced education)
are nothing against the military of any government.
We have a Democracy in the USA. We elect our leaders,
have coups. We are the example for the rest of the world. We are there.
They are trying to get to where we are.
There is no reason in the USA for anyone to have weapons
designed for military purposes that is NOT a part of (as the Second
Amendment specifies) Part of a “Well Regulated Militia”. That “Well Regulated
Militia” was designated at a time when we were not yet a nation
and did not yet have a military to protect us.
I don’t care about hunting. No one hunts with automatic weapons
unless mindless slaughter is their only goal. I don’t care about
personal defense. I am talking about the mindless slaughter machines
that seem to be falling into the hands of those who feel they must
slaughter as many people as possible to make their pathetic lives leave
a stain on as many families as possible.
If you feel you need a military style arsenal for personal safety,
That is NOT who and that is not WHAT we are as a nation.
The Best Protection is Prevention
I believe that all the sane people reading this can agree
that prevention is the best protection. For that, we need awareness.
We need to see how things, great or horrific, don’t ‘just happen’,
they are the logical conclusion of a chain of events, most of which
were put in motion years earlier.
Therefore, if we can recognize in our environment, a danger taking
shape, forming and growing, we should, if we have reasonable opportunities,
be able to redirect those events to less harmful if not preventing
If we could have foreseen any of the events in the chain of events
that were leading up to the massacres, would we not have spoken up?
Would we not have sounded the alarm? Of course! To ignore what we see
and are aware of is a clear and evident danger taking shape, we would
be complicit in any tragedy if we failed to act.
The problem is, most of these events, these chains of events, take
place behind closed doors in homes and too often, in the sanctuaries
of offices where people are supposed to be helping protect us, but
are instead, for reasons unknown to us, working to protect those who
are doing harm, creating future harm.
My purpose here, is to make us all aware, therefor better able to prevent
or protect ourselves and our communities in the future from the harm
that is shaping up and taking form, and which remains relatively unseen
behind closed doors where pedophiles rape children, and where our most
powerful government agencies refuse to rescue those children or arrest
Instead, these powerful government agencies do all within their power
to silence the whistle blowers, harass, intimidate and outright threaten
and retaliate against anyone that points to where the problem is.
There may have been a question as to whether they knew or were aware,
in the past. It could have been argued that because of gross incompetence
and lack of foresight, they were unaware.
But now, after the EIGHTH
MANDATED REPORT, they cannot claim, under
any circumstances, that they have not been made aware and they have
actively moved to protect the criminals and the corruption over the
safety of our children.
Those who survive these atrocities will know that no one came to help
them. They will carry scars and anger so deep, it will warp and twist
how they treat themselves, their children, and other living things.
They will show up in our line of sight as broken, angry people, discarded
and annoying. Or, they will act out, violently, towards those around
them, or maybe to a neighborhood, shopping mall, school, church, movie
house near you.
Unless you plan on dressing yourself and your children in full body
armor and arming them with who knows what kind of weaponry, 24/7 and
even that will not be enough, the thing to do is to act now.
Phone, fax, write, email everyone on the list who has received these,
especially this last MANDATED REPORT, and demand they take action.
If they tell you that they have, make them prove it.
They can’t show you any child by any designation, that has been
rescued, nor any pedophile they have arrested.
I found it ironic and amazing that Leon Panetta became personally involved
because there were children in a Military Day care that were being
molested. He was outraged and moved to have those molesters arrested
and the children rescued.
Clearly, it can be done. It can be done at a Federal
Level. IF the FEDERAL Government knows about crimesagainst children,
they can and apparently do move to rescue those children--- everywhere
except Spirit Lake Nation.
I could argue that because the Chairman and his family
have gotten away with murders in the past, with the help of Federal
Agencies and the Department of Justice, they now have not only that
Department of Justice, the FBI, the BIA in a tough spot: Arrest any
of the molesters, most of whom are friends with or family of the murderers,
and a domino effect begins that brings down others, who will in turn
reveal their corrupt connections to people in high places: Local, State & Federal.
There is no other explanation for why the government seems to be acting
completely contrary to what they claim to be, their mission is, or
what we always thought they were.
at Devils Lake” project
which reveals so much of how this particular chain of corruption started,
is struggling to get funding even for the most basic parts of work
that need to be done.
It is clear, from the trailer, that it will expose so
much of what happened not only that night, but during the investigation
where the murderers were actually put in charge of ‘investigating’ and
had unfettered access to every ‘witness’. It is one step
in exposing to the light of day, where it went wrong, who was involved,
and once you see that, you can more clearly see how things got to be
so ugly on the rez.
Once you become aware, you can’t unknow what you
know. You become harder to fool. You know when you are being lied to,
by whom, and what they hope to gain by it, be they Local, State or
We need to be aware of the chains that were made, how and by whom,
when and where. We need to be aware of the chains that are being made
In this case, they are all tied together. Breaking either one of those
chains, will break the other, and possibly even more we can only guess
about at this point. But these two chains, I see clearly after doing
this for over 16 years, are very much tied together.
So, if the thing that was stopping you from questioning why so many
in positions of power would have a motive for not saving these children,
I can tell you from what I have seen, their motives are in protecting
themselves, their positions and their friends in high places.
The children are paying now being tormented by rape and
abuse. Our children will pay later, if we don’t act now, collectively,
consistently, sustained on demanding answers and action to protect
the children and ourselves NOW.
I guarantee you, none of us will have enough armor, enough weapons
to protect ourselves or our children in the future. This is our only
chance. This is the snake pit we are aware of. There are Good People
in Spirit Lake Nation, and they are struggling against corrupt agencies
and our apathy and lack of awareness. They cannot do this alone. They
need us: you, me, everyone.
We must become proactive now, or expect only more and greater horrors
in the future, closer to our homes, our loved ones, our families, in
the very near future.
THIS is how we arm ourselves. This is how we protect ourselves. We
do it together, or we remain apathetic, confused, divided.
You decide which way makes you feel more safe, more secure.
The Moron Squad Section of this website will be updated and a link
placed here to cover what I think is the biggest collection of stupid
I have seen come out of Spirit Lake Nation since the Fighting Sioux
Meanwhile, keep in mind our obligations to those we love
includes our obligations to those we don’t even know, to ensure
that we can, all of us, live in a safer and healthier society.
Our awareness must be maintained. Our bonds with our fellow Human Beings
must be strengthened. We must not be irrationally divided by racism,
bigotry, greed, politics.
It’s our only hope. We are All Related.
You know where to find me.
December 18, 2012--- Printer
Our lives are stressful enough. We often don’t have the leftover
time or energy to attend to issues outside of our immediate family
and circle of friends. As a result, we rely on corporate media to inform
us on events they see as relevant. Too often, these are not in-depth
cause and effect deliveries, just the most sensational parts. “If
it Bleeds, it Leads”.
Because of this, we’ve become somewhat anesthetized by the drone of crime stats, economic collapse, ranting politicians, extreme weather events, car chases, and the like.
We were blitzed beyond numb by the relentless barrage
of political ads, some so blatantly false we’d assume they could
not be aired, but they were only one of several, dozens, hundreds of
extreme false smears, claims, lies… and there was nothing we
could do about it. We don’t have the time, most of us, to fact-check
this stuff, and media no longer hires fact checkers because ‘facts
matter’ to one Network in particular and they get sky high ratings—so
why should anyone go through the time, effort and expense to fact check
and present to us, information that is factual, and relevant?
It’s gone on for years now. Like a hypnotic droning in the background. “Wildfires,
Hurricanes, Spending Cuts, Taxing Millionaires, Going over the cliff, … and
now for the weather and sports.”
We hear about horrendous crimes, and see the picture
of the criminals, usually the pathetic ones. They look like they’ve been thrown
away, forever. Most of them have. We seldom get to see the pictures
of the Crooked Bankers, Financial Managers who did the most harm to
the most people. Those are not the criminal ‘type’.
This becomes an endless river of noise where each event
is not connected to the other, nor to any other events that we know
of. Murders, robberies, rapes, assaults, all serious, but somehow ‘other’ and aside
from shock and horror at some of the most appalling behaviors, we remain
unaffected. We can’t relate.
All these horrors seem only to chain together by a series
of advertisements and frothy banter. We don’t know them, but they don’t look
like anyone we’d ever know so it’s not our problem. Our
life is complicated enough. News is supposed to be entertainment, not
informative and not educational.
We go through our lives, guided by the invisible rails of media that
tell us what we need to know, what we need to buy, where we can get
it, and how we can help if we want to donate.
Nothing seems connected to our personal life or life as we understand
it. We are disconnected from these events, from the victims and from
the people who commit these crimes.
Basically, we have Victims and Monsters, but no way to understand how
either became what they are in that particular event.
Until it happens to one of us, or to someone we know, or someone we can identify with.. and then, we rage.
Then we want to know, to figure
out, how it happened.
But then it is too late. We don’t connect the crime, regardless of how
horrific, to any events prior that led up to that moment. Maybe because we don’t
want to know, and maybe because what we find will enrage us even more. We will
find that all along the way there were signs and signals and “SOMEONE SHOULD
HAVE DONE SOMETHING TO STOP THIS!” But no one did. A lot of
no ones, all in a series, with the occasional, well-meaning, courageous
individual or individuals who did try to do something, but who could
get no support from the community, the government, or any agency that
is supposed to help.
They are the ones I hold responsible for the constant river of horror and sadness.
The ones who knew and did nothing, and those whose job it was to protect us and
who looked the other way until it was too late.
They never get called to account. The Victim will suffer. The Perpetrator will
be hunted down and caught, and hopefully, if there is Justice, they will suffer,
but none of those who were in place, who were warned, who ignored the cries,
will ever even have to answer one question.
Everyone gets Tunnel Vision. No one can see what led up to the catastrophes,
the crimes because no one feeds that information into the stream to connect all
the dots on how horrors come to be.
With few exceptions, every murderer, every rapist, every addict, every abuser,
every criminal were not born that way. They were made that way. They were made
that way by any number of variables in their environments. We can never know
for sure all of them.
But where we KNOW of serious harm being done to a child, or to children, and
where we KNOW that those whose job it is to protect the children from crime,
or to arrest those who commit crimes against children, or whose job it is to
rescue children, where we KNOW they are doing nothing, we can bet that the children
who survive, and who become bigger and stronger, will be wounded and angry and
they will be disconnected from compassion because they survived by killing off
a part of themselves that connected them to the pain, indignity and suffering.
They will survive in their own Tunnel Vision, where either they cannot feel pain,
or care nothing for the pain of others because that part of them no longer exists.
They will self-medicate with addictions, act out with promiscuity, self-loathing,
aggression towards others and an inability to relate to their own children, perpetuating
the cycle of abuse, neglect, violence.
When they are the victim of a crime, they will have no
credibility because of their addictions and behaviors. “They put themselves in that position,” we’ll
tell ourselves. We can’t imagine why, but they did it to themselves so
we need not invest in trying to help them. Besides, they are surly, and push
people away who try to help, just ‘look at them’, you can see… right?
When they are the perpetrator of the crime, we cut them
no slack. We can’t.
It would only encourage them to commit more crimes and then claim they had a
bad childhood. We can’t encourage that. We blame them.
But we never hold those accountable whose job it is to
respond to the more than HALF DOZEN MANDATED REPORTS, but who chose
instead of rescuing the children, instead of arresting their rapists,
instead of arresting the corrupt who embezzled the funds, and who sold,
stole, ‘misplaced’ babies
into fatally flawed environments; chose instead to silence the whistleblowers,
threaten and harass anyone that pointed out these crimes against these
children were happening; all with the immunity of being Government
I don’t know what drove the madness of these mass shootings over the past
4 years, especially lately, and most especially the slaughter of 20 innocent
children, their teachers, and other school staff. I have no clue. I don’t
know if we will ever know.
But it gut punched the nation, and we had almost become
matter-of-fact about ‘another
mass shooting’, be it in a Church, (yes, even where there is
GOD, they shoot) a Temple, a movie theater, a shopping mall, or a high
school, admit it, we had begun to become accustomed to it. But this
time, it was the slaughter of little children.
We are still reeling. There is no greater pain to the spirit than a heart breaking
over the death of a child. It hurts so bad, it touches everyone. It touched us
I don’t know what happened in that deranged young man’s
life that made this his plan, but if we did know, if we look hard enough,
we will find where he was, and most likely his family was, failed all
along the way.
This did not ‘just happen’, it was led up
to by a series of events in his life that made it happen, and equipped
him to do it.
We might become really angry if we find out that there
were times help was sought, but none given, for whatever reason. All
we know is that somebody’s baby
grew up to be a Monster and that Monster killed all those babies and
I tell you now, the Future holds more monsters. I don’t know where most of them will come from, or how they will be formed, but I do know where some of them will be from and how they are being made, today.
By the FBI, BIA, DOJ, USAG and every County and State
agency refusing to stop the child abuse on Spirit Lake Reservation,
we are guaranteeing monsters in the future, so horrible, so disconnected
from the gruesome acts they commit that no one will ever forget the
images, nor the cries of hearts breaking, and the silence of tiny coffins
floating down that endless stream of noise that gently guides us, telling
us what is relevant, what we need to buy, where we can get it, and
what we can do to help, where we can donate.
We are guaranteeing that level of horror for our children and grandchildren by
doing nothing. By allowing all of the above to do nothing, we are guaranteeing
a future filled with horrors that will haunt us for Seven Generations.
We need to hold accountable those whose job it is to protect the innocent, especially
Meanwhile, houses are being broken into, cars stolen, people getting mugged,
the disabled attacked, fires set, and we are gently guided along those rails.
We are entertained more than informed. We have lost the ability to seek information
and to take action. We are easily herded into the shoulder shrugging apathy that
is expected of us.
Until it happens to us.
We can’t stop all the horrors, but rest assured,
we have the opportunity now to take action and prevent hundreds if
not thousands of them in the future, where our children and grandchildren
will be safer for what we do now.
There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Is it
an approaching train? Or is it a brighter future?
We are all connected. Everything is connected. We are ALL Related.
You know where to find me.
Dec 10 2012 --- Printer
I am hearing that the Feds are finally, after decades of the IIM Accounts
being ripped off by the Tribal Council and their pals, investigating
the Western State Bank Accounts.
Normally, I get really hopeful when I see the Feds “investigating” anything… but
I have learned what it really means: They will find the corruption,
they will cover it up, and no one goes to jail. It’s my guess
that a few people continue to get a little richer, all cash and land,
at the end of that rainbow. No one recoups their missing funds. No
one gets answers. Someone says “Paperwork” or even “Sloppy
Paperwork” and then, my favorite: “We’ve made changes
so it won’t happen again,“ and it continues to happen again—only
with neater paperwork.
FBI is showing people checks and asking if they signed
never saw that money and that’s not my signature.” Apparently,
the IRS wanted to investigate these same people for not reporting their ‘unearned
income’ – now the FBI has to investigate Kevin Dauphinais
Brownshield. Oops. They’ll fix it up. Just wait.
Probably, what they will do is get a special grant from
the Feds to cover the missing funds, pay everyone off, and then say
they’ve ‘fixed’ it
and “it won’t happen again.” (A phrase we hear more
and more as it keeps happening again and again).
Something to consider in this as well: Who gave Kevin the signing authority
on those accounts? It had to be Myra and her ugly thieving son, Brian
Pearson, when they were the Tribal Chair and Secretary-Treasurer, respectively.
Will they be investigated as well?
Kevin would be up for forgery as well as theft and embezzlement. The bank would be in poop soup for not asking for ID (and pretending so many similar signatures were never noticed). This goes from Kevin’s embezzlement, forgery, to Myra and Brian being complicit, falsifying documents, and oh my! Yes, someone send in a Strike Team. They’ve been so effective in the past. *Snark*
USAG Tim Purdon cannot be bothered with sending any of his friends from Spirit Lake to Jail. I’m sure they are his friends. They have to be. It is the most corrupt Tribe in the region and he has yet to send one child rapist to jail. He has yet, despite years of “investigations” into the corrupt practices of the Tribal Council, the Tribal Social Services, or any of the other programs that receive Federal or State Funds, to find anything worthy of an arrest. The occasional pill head, yes. Major crimes, Rings of pedophiles raping children, stealing their money --- not so much.
Weenie Boy has told the Tribe that because of some suicide
threat last Halloween, he was cancelling Christmas. No one knows how
any of that makes any sense. We do know that the Tribal Council has
been casino hopping, sometimes for months on end, and that costs money---
and by cancelling the Christmas bonuses or just ripping off the greater
part of each payment, for the Tribe, meager as it has been for the
families that need it and are entitled to it, The Tribal Councilors
can pay off some of their gambling debts. Or, perhaps, take a few more
junkets on both the Tribe’s cash and any Federal Funds they have
managed to rip off.
So, no Christmas gathering for the Tribe this year. You are, however
getting the smallest Christmas Bonus ever: $300 which you were supposed
to get last Thursday, unless someone stole those checks too.
The Foster kids did not get those checks. They were supposed
to be in their accounts. Now what? Let me guess: Sloppy paperwork.
fix it. “It won’t happen again.” (Now with even more “serious
The Tribal Council & Kevin don’t seem to be the least bit
worried by the IIM accounts in Western Bank being “investigated”.
Why should they be? Timid Purdon has yet to remove one child from the
hands of the sex offenders on the rez; yet to make one single arrest
for child rape despite mountains of evidence, statements and complaints;
so why would a little missing cash from a friendly bank be any kind
of a problem?
I wouldn’t worry either if I was Tribal Council. Having a murderer
as Tribal Chair, he and his family can flaunt their crimes of abuse,
neglect, rape, child rape and outright take all the cash they can scoop
up--- no one will do anything. No one. Especially not the USAG, Purdon.
He’s the Leprechaun at the end of their Rainbow, guarding their
pots of gold.
Enrollment Theft Ring
Winona Fox, who was supposed to be a ‘Treasured Elder’ of the tribe, was running the Enrollment Department for the tribe. People who did not come in and pick up their monthly checks were supposed to have them mailed to them.
But that’s not what she did. Instead,
she had her granddaughter and grandson take all those checks over to
Clifford Reeves, who runs the wrecking yard, and he was supposed to
cash them for those two.
They brought the stack of checks to him and he told them to leave the
checks with him and he would gather up the cash and bring it to them.
Ok. So they did. Clifford then took all those checks and turned them
in to someone at the Blue Building and told them what had happened.
You were expecting arrests? Hah! Winona was supposedly fired. But when
people went to pick up their Christmas Bonus checks, there was Winona,
handing them out. So, not even fired? Crime pays! Those who did not
get their checks should probably go check with Clifford Reeves to see
if he has them?
I don’t know to whom he turned those checks in, but it was evidence
enough of a felony crime… and Winona didn’t even lose
her job and her kid’s kids are still sitting fat and sassy.
Let me guess: “We’ve made changes and fixed the problem
and it will never happen again.”? Seriously, we need to make
that into a song. It’s a refrain that deserves a melody at this
Melissa Merrick, niece to Sam Merrick, is the Victim’s Assistance
Advocate/counselor. She hears some really juicy stuff. She can’t
wait to put that stuff on Facebook. When people complained about her
doing that and reported her, she filed restraining orders on them.
Yes, in order to get a restraining order filed, some idiot judge in
Tribal Court, and there are many, has to sign off on it. And they do.
Imagine going in, reporting a rape that will never be
finding that the person you have reported it to, has put it on Facebook,
for the world to see?
She even had a restraining order filed against her Uncle Sam, who had
told her what se was doing was wrong. We reported on that last month.
He was ready to go to jail for reporting her.
She still has her job. She still has Facebook. Nothing changes.
That’s why, with BIA and Senatorial ‘Strike Team’ being
on site, these things going on, nothing is changing, and those who
report are threatened, attacked with the assistance of Tribal Government
and BIA--- this is why I have no hopes that the big bad FBI will do
anything with its investigation into the embezzlement of any of the
IIM or the other funds.
Hey, FBI! This is what you signed on to do? Be the enforcement arm
and the clean up team that covers up the crimes of people who rape
children, steal from everyone and victimize victims? Is this what you
signed up for? Please, review your job descriptions. Show me where
you lost sight of who the criminals are.
Quietly, last week, Fast Eddie, as many call Ed Brownshield,
had his propane business shut down. Over $250K in unpaid loans owed
to the tribe, I suspect it was just a front for other corrupt practices.
How he got the contracts makes no sense. Also, the number of ‘Odd’ Businesses
he seems to be involved in in Florida and other States, makes me wonder:
Is he himself educated and smart enough to be masterminding all these
corrupt businesses? Or is someone else just using him, his name and
his business licenses and he gets a bit now and then for the loan of
his name, ID and business licenses? Or does he even know? Does he care?
I don’t think so. That I am pretty sure of.
So, they shut him down—but they have not arrested
him. Why shut him down if there is no crime? Why not arrest him if
there is? Hey, Timid, what exactly happened with that?
As long as Kevin Brownshield continues to have access
to unlimited (apparently, unlimited) sources of cash, and has access
and signing authority over the Foster Children’s funds and the
IIM funds, as well as other sources, I am sure, the Brownshield family
has nothing to worry about.
But, it appears that Tribal Councilor Clarissce Brownshield panics
from time to time. I am told that Betty Jo Krenz last week brought
in a Tribal Member to the Blue Building and Clarisse was seen, hiding
under her desk, on all fours. The Tribal Council is afraid of Betty
Jo Krenz, but not Timid Purdon. Go figure.
Then again, I don’t know if Clarisse gets down on all fours when Tim Purdon comes to visit the office, so I really shouldn’t just assume she doesn’t, should I?
If no one is protecting these children, and the Government is protecting
those who abuse them, what happens when a child is raped or beaten?
Do people then take the Law into their own hands because the Law has
become the Enforcement Arm of the Abusers?
Do those who then strike back become the ‘criminals’? Do
those Foster Families that protect the children become ‘Criminals’?
Do the advocates beating on the doors of the US Attorney General and
every agency involved, only getting harassed, threatened, intimidated---
do they eventually go silent?
Then what? Millions of our Tax Dollars continue to fuel the most horrid
abuses of children, and our political system is geared only to protecting
their abusers in Indian Country--- what does that make the rest of
us? Are we not enabling them by our apathy? Our silence? We are.
And when the children who survive this are old enough to venture into
the world, as addicts, perhaps as rapists and child abusers themselves;
as criminals that prey on our children or our grandchildren; When our
cars are stolen, our houses broken into, our loved ones slaughtered;
or when we just watch some drug addicted, belligerent Indian shouting
incoherently on our way to wherever we are going, what do we think?
Or do we?
We have so many generations of neglect and abuse, it’s going
to take many generations to heal and fix this. If we don’t start
now, we leave it to our children and their children, and it gets bigger
Sandusky Was Small Potatoes
Sandusky is the horror of Child Rape Personified. But overall, our
government does not care. Overall, the very people who should be investigating,
arresting and putting on trial, monsters a thousands times worse than
Sandusky, are having cocktail parties, and giving out awards to themselves.
They are being successful at protecting the abusers,
and one has to ask “Why?”. Is child rape the last taboo?
Is it not a sign of power, of having arrived at a status where you
are above the law, if you can rape children, and be protected by the
very government that is supposed to be protecting those children?
How many in government offices, elected or appointed,
judges, police, officials, all, are indulging in this perversion personally?
There must be many if not most, and that is shocking. The reason I
conclude this is that there has to be a ‘reason’ for people
to ignore the evidence, the complaints, and harass, intimidate and
threaten those who come forward.
Is it possible that Spirit Lake Nation is where most of these perverts
feel safe? Is it because there were so many murders, including the
murder of Eddie Peltier, committed by well-connected families who were
protected by rogue elements of the Justice Department?
Now that one of those murderers is Tribal Chairman, is it possible
that the End of Their Rainbow has been made manifest and they are all,
at rates never before seen, raiding the funds, raping the children,
because now, NOW, everything is in place to make ALL THIS POSSIBLE?
It would seem so.
Sandusky was protected by people higher up and part of
the very government that later imprisoned him. He felt safe. He had
the money to buy them off. He probably had more than that. He probably
had evidence of their involvement in such forbidden practices. We won’t
know because he never spoke at his trial. He seemed truly stunned that
he was arrested, found guilty. It is as if he is still expecting his
powerful allies to swoop in and make this all go away.
He blames the victims.
A USAG investigating this case went missing and is presumed
dead. But, for some reason, the USAG’s office is not really looking.
They are not looking into everyone involved in this case or surrounding
it. They are not looking at Tom Corbett who may have had reasons of
his own, financial or personal, for not pursing the case when he was
USAG, and he is now the governor of Pennsylvania.
Corbett had much to gain, and would have everything to
lose if this investigation ever looked at him. No worries. He’s up there.
He’s safe. He can do what he wants. Just guessing, mind you,
but there seems to be no downside for protecting Child Rapists.
Unless he wants to declare he was extremely incompetent and that was
why he was able to make upward career moves. There is no downside to
protecting Child Rapists. None.
That means there are only benefits for those who look the other way,
intimidate, harass and threaten anyone that brings forth complaints.
It happened in Penn State. If you think Sandusky was
the only one, you’re kidding yourself. He could not have gotten
away with it if he was the only one.
It’s going on in Indian Country, right now. No
place is it worse or more severe than Spirit Lake.
Oh, looky here! Tim Purdon was invited to the White House!
was the “Moderator” for the Panel Discussion at a conference
with hundreds of Tribal Leaders, on the topic of Violence, Drug Conspiriacy,
and Human Trafficking on Reservations along with possible solutions!
(Just don’t arrest any child rapists on Spirit Lake)
I wish I could have been there to see that crock of poop!
Given the topic of discussion and his complete non investigation,
lack of rescue for children he KNOWS (or should know—unless again,
he feels he can, despite the more than half dozen Mandated reports,
declare himself incompetent), one has to wonder what, exactly, he sees
as his ‘job’ that he has ‘done so well’? Protecting
Child rapists? Well done! You moderate a White House Panel!
Put that on your resumé, Timid, you are going
places! Yes you are!
Yup, that Rainbow leads to more honors, more bigger and better things
for those who protect, refuse to prosecute, investigate or arrest Child
Rapists, embezzlers, or other major criminals on Spirit Lake Nation.
Meanwhile, the future is writhing in terror and agony, and no one can
help. Anyone that tries, will be shut down, intimidated, threatened
by the Full Force of Government.
Anyone that takes the law into their own hands? Well,
deal with them. They’ll go to prison. You can count on that.
No doubt, Timid Purdon will take a bow and give himself an award.
The System protects itself. You and I? We’re on our own. Those
children? They’re coming to a mall, parking lot, tragedy near
If it looks like it’s getting worse, more corrupt, it’s
because it is. Either that or they’ve always been this bad, only
now it shows. You pick.
The End of the World is coming, so say the Doomsday Preachers.
Maybe we have it coming. I know that if all we had to do was care about
the children, make them safe, we’d have a future. Maybe we don’t
have a future. Maybe this is why. It was never important to enough
of us to save ourselves.
If all we had to do was protect the children to ensure
a future, we’ve
already failed at that. There is no other test that carries as much
import as that, and we have failed.
You know where to find me.
December 3, 2012 Printer
I’m on Twitter. We talk about a lot of things there. I am often
impressed with the intelligence and observations of others, and at
other times, I am stunned at the depth of ignorance, meanness and lack
of awareness displayed by common ‘trolls’ or even an everyday
person who simply has no clue.
One well meaning, outraged person tweeted to me that
they were just finding out about the BP ‘Dispersants’ that were used during
the oil rupture in the gulf and how it made the problem worse, the
toxins more penetrating, and added even more to the disaster… All
of which I already knew and agreed with.
And then came this: “At least they only did this
in the Gulf of Mexico, in their own waters. Hopefully they will learn
from that and not let it happen anywhere else.”
Jaw, meet floor. The many levels that this is wrong are
stunning. In brief: This kind of environmental destruction has been
going on since before the Exxon Valdez mess, which is still, despite
all the propaganda to the contrary, still an environmental disaster
to the waters, to the people and especially to the Native Bands (we
call them Bands up here, same as “Tribes”) who depended
on those waters, those animals, those lands, for their livelihoods
and for their cultural heritage to be passed on to future generations.
It’s also happening all over the world. Wherever there are resources
to be extracted and major corporations move in, cut costs, take shortcuts,
maximize profits at the costs of safety and the environment. Media
just doesn’t carry those stories at the same cadence with which
they pound into our senses the need to buy this, that, or whatever
political garbage, witch-hunts they can wave in front of us, like Toreadors
waving red capes in front of herds of bulls.
But here’s the worst part of that misconception
in that statement she made to me: These waters in the Gulf of Mexico,
the Pacific, the Atlantic, all the rivers, lakes, creeks and ponds;
even all the aquifers are all connected in a circulation in the same
way our blood circulates in our bodies. You cannot poison the foot
and not the entire body.
The poison in the waters flow through and eventually touch, contaminate
all the waters, everywhere in the world.
The radiation from the Fukishima disaster did not stay
in Japan. The poison in the Gulf of Mexico is spreading outward and
it is affecting all the life that depend on it, live in it, near it,
or feed off it in the Chain of Consumption that ties this world into
one continuous, interconnected, interdependent system we call “Life”.
Like Future & Violence
We are revealing in here, a series of horrors that are
happening to the children of Spirit Lake Nation. Spirit Lake Nation
is removed from the surrounding communities by a very short distance.
You may think the problems are isolated to that one snake pit of corruption,
but in the back of your mind, behind all the noise and the cadence
of propaganda and commercialism, you know it isn’t.
You know that children anywhere, suffering, is unacceptable.
Even as remote as a foreign country, we are appalled when we see those
sad-faced children, and we want to help; we want someone to do something—we
want it to stop.
Imagine now, it’s within driving range of where you live. It’s
in your State. It’s in your Country. Now what?
The FBI cannot seem to prioritize the rescue of children
from known Sex Offenders, over harassing those who have reported these
situations. They can’t seem to do that. It’s not that long
since the Penn State Scandal shocked and horrified not only that community,
but the entire country--- and yet, the most powerful law enforcement
agency we have, the FBI, harasses whistleblowers full time, and cannot
be bothered withactually rescuing one child, much less arresting those
who have brutalized them.
Where’s the outrage?
The children who survive, and their numbers are many
despite the murders, deaths from neglect, and suicides; the ones that
survive become what? Drug Addicts? Alcoholics? Offenders themselves?
Parents who have no idea about boundaries, cannot bond with their children?
And the cycle continues… do you think this violence on these
children, who then grow into adults if they survive, never touches
your shores? Never affects your lives? Never costs you a dime? Never
touches your children or grandchildren? Where then, do you think all
those bad things that happen to good people come from?
You know children are being abused, and you know nothing is being done;
the proof of that is that you have not heard of one arrest in this
whole scandal--- not for neglect, abuse, rape, embezzlement; and by
default, you know NOTHING is being done to make it stop, clean it up,
It’s like watching that oil slick spread out and knowing that
below the surface there are more toxins, even worse than what is seen
or being shown, permeating every aspect of life around you. It’s
touching you. Now what?
This violence is the poison. It’s multiplying. It’s
Like It Never Happened
I am appalled, but not surprised by Tim Purdon’s Office determining
that the death of Baby Deborah, last July, was SIDS. The report contradicted
itself to the extreme by saying it was SIDS, that “neglect” may
or may not have played a role. They don’t see how they can bring
charges, so this will never go to court.
This child died, alone, while the mother was away and no one was at
the house, a trailer, in sweltering hot weather, dies.
You would think it would be a simple case. Bad mother.
Was sitting at the casino, in front of slot machines for hours, while
her child, neglected, in that hot, hot trailer, expired. She’s American
Indian. She would not even likely look coherent at the defendant’s
table. She would never be able to afford a proper lawyer. It would
be so easy to get a “Guilty” verdict.
Time was when that would be all that was needed to assuage
the general public and put this whole thing behind them and look like
they had ‘done
But this time, it was too risky for that. Multiple reports of neglect
filed. Who failed? The Tribal Social Services? The BIA? The State?
They could all be called to the stand to answer for their part. Not
likely, but there was a chance if by chance that Bad Mother got a Good
You see? They could not take that risk. It wasn’t just a Bad
Mother who would be on trial, it would be all of them. And they are
all connected to the Power Grid that is our Government, in ways seen
and unseen. They all protect themselves by protecting each other. So
what if some little Baby died? It’s not like she was famous
If Tim Purdon’s Office had done this ‘intense investigation’ along
with the FBI, as they claim, by now, they would have had everyone
in Tribal Social Services and the BIA on site, arrested for failing
to act to protect this child.
Worse for them all? The Bad Mother herself. They all have good paying
jobs, drive nice cars. She could barely cope with getting up and combing
her hair. How did she get that way? Someone might ask. Something might
So, another child is buried. Another problem ‘solved’ and
no one in charge has to answer for a single thing. No one. No one
is investigated for their part.
For that investigation, we have to wait for another child to die. And
then we have to wait several months or a year (or longer) for the USAG
to find an excuse to not investigate further, not arrest, not put on
Like Waiting For Heartbreak
And so we wait. Some of us wait for that heart smashing
phone call, email, text message that delivers the news: Another child
raped, no investigation. Another child dead, I’m sure it was an accident.
Another Suicide. Another, and another, and another… into the
future we go, all of us, towing this violence with us, and unable to
see that it’s there, holding us back as a Community, a State,
a Nation—as Human Beings…
The media Cadence drums products, gadgets, and consumerism into our
brains to the point we find ourselves humming Christmas Carrols even
when the radio is not on. We stare, glassy-eyed at sparkling displays,
and we willingly sit through TV ads that assault us with things we
cannot afford but want, and which will be obsolete by the end of the
We see a drug addicted Indian, unruly, causing problems at the Mall,
and see him or her, neatly removed from our view by Security. A panhandler
approaches and we decide, like life or death on a casual basis, if
they deserve anything from our pockets. Somewhere, out there, lurking
in the parking lots, someone is breaking into our vehicles to steal
from us to support their drug or gambling habit. We will be so angry
when we find out. We will feel so violated. We will file reports. We
will be outraged.
We cannot see where these failures originated, we only
know that they intrude on our ideal life, which is already a struggle.
We think they are BAD People. We think they failed at their lives,
or that they didn’t
try. We have no idea as we become a player in their running nightmare,
and they star in our worst dreams, how all of this is connected,
and how, if only we knew about it, we could individually and collectively,
stop it from spreading.
So far, with the exception of Thomas Sullivan, from what I have seen,
no one in government has anything but excuses, lies and the FBI has
no concern for the safety of children. At least, not in Indian Country.
It’s like watching that crude oil and that toxin
they injected into it, crap all over the ocean we all depend on for
life on this planet. They made it worse by trying to make it look like
it was going away. They made it more toxic, more dangerous.
The analogy of that BP blowout, which they called a “spill” (to
make it sound less disastrous), watching that video of that crap
billowing and blackening and creating an environmental disaster,
overlays perfectly with watching what is going on in Spirit Lake
Here’s the kicker: It’s not just happening
there. Think about that. As long as they can get away with raping children,
murdering children, killing children, and being paid unaudited sums
of money, endless streams of money, and no one gets fired, it will
never stop happening. Indian Country is our Gulf of Mexico.
We have to fix what’s wrong where we know it is wrong, or we
can expect bad things to happen in our lives by random people we had
no idea we would ever encounter in our lifetime, jumping out from behind
one of those curtains so neatly raised by reports of “Improvements” and “Changes”.
Until we see arrests, we know, despite the Christmas Carrols looping
in our brains and the cadence of buy, need, want, we KNOW it’s
Call, write, confront everyone in government that is
elected or appointed, and demand real answers, not Press Releases,
not Propaganda. Do not let Tim Purdon get away with covering up this
crime. It’s bigger
than the tiny coffin of Baby Deborah. It’s creating a slick
on the surface, and we know that beneath that, it is worse, much,
Now you know where it comes from. Now you know how it happens. Now,
it is up to each of us to find a way, to make those we elect and those
they appoint, accountable. They are accountable to us. We are accountable
to one another.
Refuse to accept the Lies. Make them tell the Truth. This is our job.
All of us, together. We are all Related. Be relentless.
You know where to find me.
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