About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

Brenda Norrell's Comments

The Art of Authentic Journalism According to Bill Conroy
May 23 2011 - 9:10pm
Chiapas Government Apologizes, Will Set Journalist Gianni Proiettis Free
Dec 25 2010 - 10:58am
Showdown: Will Obama recognize Indian Nation sovereignty and Haudenosaunee passports
Jul 22 2010 - 10:45am
Popcorn and beans, depleted uranium and Raytheon
Jul 6 2010 - 5:52am
Obama Appeases Tea-baggers But Upsets Leftists
Dec 5 2009 - 12:18pm

Standing Rock Water Protectors Emboldened, Vow Never to Return to Life of Oppression

Thousands of Native Americans and their allies are camped in Standing Rock Camp, where a blizzard and subzero temperatures, and oppositi

Navajo Veterans Prevented from Chartering Plane to Standing Rock, Create Water Protectors Caravan

Dark forces intervened and prevented Navajo Veterans from chartering a plane to Standing Rock. They will travel by bus, and invite others to join the Water Protectors Caravan from the Navajo Nation.

By Brenda Norrell

Ace Hardware refusing to sell propane to Standing Rock water protectors in blizzard

Ace Hardware refuses to sell propane to Standing Rock water protectors in blizzard, latest in genocidal policies 

Native Americans beaten with police batons, pepper sprayed during prayer for water


Pepper sprayed in the face twice by police in brutal unprovoked attack on Standing

Police load shotguns, arrive in armored vehicles, as Standing Rock water protectors pray

Militarized show of police force terrorizes Native American women, children and elderly in prayer

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