Restless Spirit Blog


*Jun 09, 2016   June 12, 2016  

RS Blog 159


The Origin of this blog and it's transformation into shining a greater light onto the abuse and corruption that runs rampant in Indian Country

Eddie Peltier/ Richard LaFuente

Justice/ Freedom

Richard LaFuente served almost 30 years for a crime he did not commit, while the real killers roamed free, and still do, to this day.

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Incident at Devils Lake

Documentary covering the Murder of Eddie Peltier & the framing of 11 innocent men

Robin Poor Bear & her two children

Kind Hearted Woman

One woman's family journey to recovery from abuse, and her quest to help break the cycle of abuse that is a legacy of many families.
Robin Poor Bear 1977-2015

Now Tax deductible 501(c)3 status.

From Betty Jo Krenz:

I want you all to imagine for a moment that you have to leave your house with your children and nothing more than what you can carry in a backpack. You have about five minutes to pack and you are going to start your life over in a non-abusive home. You cannot take your kids’ toys or all of your favorite blankets.
You get to a Safe House and you, for the first time in a long time, can just breathe…

That is how most families come to Robin’s House. They appreciate a warm, safe home, but personal needs are still needed. We still need diapers and personal hygiene products, and groceries. And I believe it is important to let the kids feel at home with toys.

I am a thrift store shopper for children’s books and toys. If you feel you can help in any way please donate to Robin’s House and help me make Robin’s dream come true and the families be comfortable

Love in All Directions
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Visit:  Sacred Journey Lodge

Introduction: The same corrupt system that wrongly accused, convicted and imprisoned eleven innocent young men is the same system, with many of the exact same players, who are currently profiting from rampant sexual abuse of children on Spirit Lake Nation Reservation in North Dakota, as well as most if not all reservations in Indian Country, and beyond.

This Blog is documenting ongoing events at all levels of government. Events on the rez itself, often require someone to speak up and speak out, but since those who do are often abused, assaulted, threatened and intimidated by the abusers in authority, this blog is their voice.

 I ignore morons but the rest of you can reach me at: Cat West Email


This is the NEW model Blog. Not all the links hook up to pages that are also smart phone/tablet friendly. Eventually, they all will be, but with over 5000 pages on this site, it may take some time to get everything on the raft.

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June 12, 2016
Again, Again, Again  ----
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Before I link you to the stories about the 2-yr. old that was horribly murdered (call it an “accident” because she was stuffed into a bin into the shower and drowned) while in the care of a swine person who had known drug issues and who had been reported multiple times for abuse, let us reflect on why this keeps happening, shall we?

Why do Social Services keep allowing Swine Humans to take charge of defenseless children and killing them? Why are there not more reports and why are those reports not followed up and investigated and the situation for the child made safe?

Simple: Casey Family Programs, who oversee or write the policy for all child care agencies (one way or another) in the USA, demand that children remain in the most abusive environments possible.

Our politicians and Federal, State government agencies all conspire to punish, harass and terminate any employee at any level that dares to raise alarms. They get additional funding every time one of these incidents happens and they put that into their pockets. They fix nothing. There is no incentive to fix anything. There is every incentive to allow it to continue.

What these linked stories will not tell you outright is that this child was placed by Leach Lake Tribal Social Services, a system as corrupt or more corrupt than the Spirit Lake Tribal Social Services, and whose many failures have damaged and killed as many or more children, while those responsible become more politically powerful at all levels of government, more able to do more damage and get more money while failing to protect the children.

Children are removed from safe and loving homes and placed in brutal, dangerous homes often times to exact a personal or political revenge on families who have stood up to the corruption and criminal activities of those in power. It happens, over and over again. This is what comes from protecting predators for political reasons.

And just a refresher, in this the political season, Ruth Hopkins, Tribal Judge for Spirit Lake (now fired because of her posting the nudie pics of her boyfriend (married man, Chase Iron Eyes, who is also running for Federal Office), had a great deal to do with getting Thomas Sullivan fired from ACF by calling him a ‘racist’ with absolutely no grounds whatsoever.

The ACF wanted to fire Thomas Sullivan, who was relentlessly trying to fix this broken system and protect these children, and he wouldn’t quit despite the endless and overwhelming harassment, threats, intimidation by his administrators and at the behest of his agency’s Director--- Marrianne McMullen, a political appointee with no credentials in Child Development or anything related to child care.

Because people at Tom Sullivan’s level, or even at the Tribal Social Services level who dares to speak up, are subjected to the harassment, intimidation, threats, personal smears, and career sabotage, children like the child that was just murdered by being stuffed into a bin in the shower and drowned (I guess it had to be drowning and no bathtub was available?) THIS KEEPS HAPPENING.

These are not ‘cracks’ the children are falling through, this is by design. This is by plan and this is getting worse while we are paying more to the very people who make it happen.

Until those we elect are held accountable for allowing this, for promoting this, and for politically benefiting from this corruption, WE are responsible. We could stop this, but WE would have to get organized. We have to demand, over and over, accountability from everyone: From PTA level on up. OUR silence is OUR consent.

Now, read up and KNOW how this keeps happening. And know that media that refuses to tell you that this child was the victim of corrupt Tribal Social Services is NOT informing you, but misleading you, for their own reasons. They can and should do better.

Grand Forks Herald: “Toddler found dead had bruises…”

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Council Meeting Remember to go to "Citizens Not On the Agenda" 8:51 on the tabs listed.

And one commenter also had spoken up previously at a Civic Meeting and had apparently been ignored… speaks up again, and listen to the whole thing as he covers a lot of relevant territory, and refers to Ruth Hopkins who while calling Tom Sullivan a ‘racist’ was supporting rap groups that paint Tribal Life as thugs, gangsters, and murderers living the great life… which in itself is a racist depiction but hey, they get money for it and racism is no biggy if it’s profitable—or at least it doesn’t bother her when in Rap Form.

Lenore Barseness is the one that established and set up Tribal Social Services in Leach Lake. What are her qualifications? Why is she sending defenseless little girls to live with violent drug offenders? This is not the only time, not the first time and not the last time a child has been horrifically abused because of her privileged game playing with their lives. Just another murdered child. I’m sure she’ll have some dramatic, maybe even tears running down her cheeks pleading for more money, none of which will go to protect a single child. Why does no one investigate her, or anyone at the top of these food chains that feed children to Monsters?

Meanwhile, Back At The Four Felonies

Despite getting the wrong Clifford Monteith in my last post (the father was a murderer, got away with it because law enforcement decided to lose all the evidence, and ‘persuaded’ witnesses to recant, the son who was arrested for stabbing a deputy and who has four felony charges against him, was NOT, as we assumed, in jail. I guess he’s either not considered dangerous enough, or he’s considered too dangerous if he decides to talk? So, why is a guy who attacked a deputy, with a knife, never booked into jail? Ask them.

Now, tell me the most violent, the most dangerous, those who are murdering children and those who are protecting the corrupt that allow this are not benefiting from conspiracies of corruption at every level of law enforcement and government.

Whatever you do, don’t try to tell me that anyone or anything is ‘slipping through the cracks’ or that those in charge are “studying the situation” or that there will “be strong changes to ensure this never happens again” because, frankly, the frequency is getting tighter and the murders more senseless and horrific for this to be anything anyone in charge is trying to stop.

We’ve seen what happens to anyone in any position of authority that dares to try and do something about this. It has to stop. We have to make it stop. Speak up. March, demand relevant answers and never be silent.

Demand that this child’s death be answered for--- all the way up the line. EVERYONE involved. Everyone! Including those who smeared Thomas Sullivan and those who got him fired.

You know where to find me.




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June 9 2016
Of Course He Did  ---
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*Drastic Update: Turns out that the Clifford Monteith I’ve posted about in here is the wrong Clifford Monteith. Same family, same penchant for violence, but the one I wrote about in 2013 died in April of 2014. (I just don’t keep up with my murderers like I should. I apologize.) This current Monteith miscreant is much younger. But apparently sticks with the family tradition. Many thanks to my smarter-than-me readers who informed me of this error. So, go ahead, read, enjoy.

Clifford Monteith has surfaced again, from the septic swamp of corruption in law enforcement. Investigative Blogger Timothy Charles Homseth dropped a very interesting piece into his dispatches on June 8.

In it he writes about a current episode of Monteith allegedly attacking a Pembina County Deputy, Brad Bowman with a knife, and refers back to a murder I blogged about in 2013.

In my 2013 blog I write about Murder being easy if you know and are connected to people in high places. Monteith was the key suspect in a brutal murder and police assured the family that they had enough to put him away permanently for it… and then suddenly evidence disappeared, witnesses recanted--- the usual.

It left Monteith free to get away with it and to murder again, and who knows? He probably has and gotten away with it again… but his attempt on the life of a deputy put him front and center again.

Let’s see if his pals can make it all disappear and go away again, shall we?

Timothy Charles Homseth’s site is interesting. He digs up a lot of interesting ‘coincidences’ and he is very capable of connecting the dots. I recommend you drop by for a read, find his other stories and home page and spend some time.
If you know something, drop him a line. I’m sure he will appreciate it.

Of Course He Does

Meanwhile, Monteith is in jail, but I assume, not for long, after all, he knows people in high places and he has stories to tell. True stories. Stories of corruption, connection and protection. If my guess is right, Mr. Monteith has much to fear from those who fear him. Even if they get him out, make the evidence disappear in this case, they’ll have to make him disappear too, before he talks and before he’s listened to.

Meanwhile, a deputy in Pembina County is learning who is on his side and who is not. I’m sure he’s getting weird vibes from people he should feel comfortable around and he’s being told that he’s under a lot of stress and that he’s imagining things.

Of Course It Does

Those drugs that are now killing our greatest treasures: our children, our relatives, our geniuses, musicians, artists…. They are all connected to the corruption that protects murderers, Human Traffickers, Child Rapists, Baby Traffickers.

All these dark and evil forces that plague our society and that leave us with mysteries we cannot solve, are not really mysteries at all. Every aspect of their behavior is known to people in key places, and one way or another, they all connect to the same people in the same groups and they all know each other, and they all cover for each other because they all have something to gain by the suffering continuing and all have something to lose by it being ended, and more to lose by someone talking to save their own ass.

So, while they can, they indulge, they profit, they benefit, and when a domino starts to fall, wobbles a little, commits a murder, or a rape, or worse, cogs, wheels, levers are set in motion to make sure that domino doesn’t fall, or if it does fall, it is nowhere near any of the other dominoes.

It’s worked for decades, just like that. It still does. Of course it does.

And it will, until we raise our voices, demand accountability, and quit accepting the bullshit they feed us as if we have no curiosity, no choices, no power of our own.

It’s election season. Make them answer your questions. About the drug trafficking, the Human Trafficking, the murders, and what they intend to do to stop it. If they don’t have a plan, they don’t get your vote.

Ask if they are willing to investigate politically powerful, connected persons of past and present. Are they willing to call for an investigation into the 13 Mandated Reports and why they were never investigated? Are they willing to investigate the agencies involved in harassing the whistleblowers who spoke up about crimes against children?

If they aren’t willing to start there, they are not willing to fix anything. HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.

As long as they think you will be silent, or that they won’t have to answer questions, the stories will always be a lie and the darkness will continue to touch every aspect of our lives, be it our children, our families, or those whose brilliance and genius are snuffed out while those behind the curtains profit, benefit, and take a bow.

We must, collectively become more aware.

It starts with the children. If we can’t save them, we have no future. If we can’t save those children we can’t save our children.


It’s time to stop being distracted by issues that are none of our beeswax. What two consenting adults do in the privacy of their own home, not our beeswax. A woman needs or wants an abortion because of rape or poverty or for any reason is a decision she does not come to lightly, despite being depicted at slutty or evil or “baby killing”.

It’s not your beeswax. All those things are distractions to make you think you are voting for or protecting some sacred aspect of life, and it is brought to you by people who cut benefits to poor mothers and children, so they will starve.

They demonize the poor and make them unable to work their way out of poverty or protect themselves from predatory policies designed to keep them as the designated targets of anger and stochastic violence, all the while turning our eyes away from the real evils that thrive among us, stealing our future, one child at a time, or a thousand at a time, we can no longer keep an accurate count because the real suffering of real children is politically ignored and ignored by media.

And that, my friends, is OUR BEESWAX.

So, instead of making the poor, the immigrants, or different races and religions the enemy, let’s look at who is really hurting our society and shaping it into more broken pieces. It’s not the poor. It’s not the teachers. It’s not the unions. It’s not the women who need health care and it’s not the clinics and doctors who provide the care. It’s not the gay, the transgender, the disabled… it’s those who protect criminals.

Stop feeding the hate. Start drinking from the waters of life. We will find our common good, our greater strength and our more secure future on our common ground.

Any politician, any preacher, any ‘friend’ tries to make you hate someone who has done no harm, but just believes differently than you, loves differently than you or has needs different from your own, walk away. If you stay with them you are feeding the darkness. You are weakening yourself. You are less able to protect or help the children, any children, even your own.

And when the darkness comes for your child, and your life is turned inside out and your pain becomes a hardened shell around your life, know that you could have, long ago, today, done something to change that trajectory, but that you chose instead to do nothing. Welcome it. You own it.

This is ours. This is our time. This is our Beeswax and we need to attend to it because if we don’t, it will become poisoned and surround us, like a cell.

You know where to find me.


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