The Disappearance Files - James Daniel Horn
The Disappearance Files is a series appearing on Vocal.Media highlighting missing and possibly murdered indigenous men, women, and children. At times other vulnerable populations may be covered as well. Due to a combination of factors, many of these cases are lacking in terms of published information. In addition, the author seeks to cover every possible theory put forward, no matter how unlikely. Whenever possible information from police reports and multiple media sources has been incorporated into the write-up. Anyone with information about any of the cases featured is encouraged to contact local or tribal law enforcement.
The Disappearance Files - Cynthia Martin
When a 50 year old woman takes a while to get home, most people don't blink an eye. When Cynthia Martin disappeared, the circumstances around her last day came under intense scrutiny. Despite intense investigation, no information that could help police has come to light. It appears she simply left her can and disappeared on a winters day and has never returned.
The Disappearance Files - Frances Brown
At first her disappearance seemed like a routine trip with a few bumps, for an experienced outdoors woman with the gear she had, Frances should have made it home. Her disappearance 3 years ago has shaken her community and her family to the core. Though deaf in one ear, all who met her were unaware and it didn't seem to affect her ability to function in the wild. Where is this missing woman and why did she disappear?
The Disappearance Files - Tamara Lynn Chipman
When a young woman with a history of hitchhiking and hard work walks alone, most people assume she can take care of herself. This very assumption might have led to the disappearance of Tamara Lynn Chipman, one of the many missing along the Highway of Tears. September 2020 will mark 15 years since the 22 year old was last seen walking down the highway and out of the lives of everyone who knew her. Is the secret to her disappearance in her past or is she a victim of a serial killer preying on indigenous women along the BC highways?
You Are On Stolen Land
Something that gets missed a lot in the conversation about Indigenous peoples around the world and the land that was taken from them is that even the most well meaning people are still on stolen land. Australia, Canada, The USA, the Congo, even most of Mexico was all stolen. Now to a lot of people this doesn't matter, but to some people it does or at least it should.
Why You Aren't A StarTrek Fan If You Are Right Leaning
Fan Definition A fan is not just someone who watches and slightly enjoys a work, a fan is someone who wants to see it again, who wants to enjoy it and connect with the work. Most definitions include mentions of devotion to the ideals or creation of the work itself. A fan is different from someone who enjoys or watches something, a fan is someone who defines themselves and their interactions via the work in question. Which brings us to the title; right-wing people aren't actually fans of Star Trek because they don't even pay attention to the lessons within the episodes.
The Disappearance Files - Immaculate "Mackie" Mary Basil
Mackie was no stranger to drama in her small town, the remoteness of which would help her abductor get away. A series of coincidences would point towards a former flame as the likely killer, but testimony would put him too far away to be the suspect. A delay in the judicial process and the difficulty of conducting an investigation would lead to her case continuing to be unsolved.
The Disappearance Files - Hub Williamson
Disappearance On the night of April 5th 2019, Hub Williamson went to visit family members near Hardin Montana, less than 20 miles from his home on the Crow Agency reservation. Family members would later state that nothing seemed wrong, this was a trip that he made each and every day, and that they had no cause to be worried. Hub would later be captured fueling up at a gas station along his normal route home. This would be the last time anyone saw Hub Williamson.
The Inspiration After Death
It's not something you really think of as inspiring - Losing a parent. Isn't that when you are supposed to be most despondent and lost? For many it's the opposite, that's the time when your personality is formed. It makes sense in a way, the person who shapes your development disappears so your development changes. However, my own mothers death taught me things I didn't could be taught, basic values that I hold with me to this day.
Deer Meat Around The Fire
Growing up near and on the reservation, we always ate a lot of game meat. It wasn’t uncommon to have deer steak, jerky, boiled duck, or any other game meat. What was uncommon though was cooking it traditionally over a fire. As romantic as the idea is, in practice cooking meat over a fire takes a while and can actually be quite messy. That’s why I remember the experience of cooking over the fire more than I remember anything else.
Why Are Animals Gay? Why Not?
The importance of not being caught up in our own bias when it comes to the examination of scientific material has long been a source of hot debate. How can someone who is completely invested in an ideal really separate themselves from that ideal long enough to objectively study it properly? While in the past, this has been used to point out holes in research, it is just as important to point out areas where information has been over-analyzed as well.