About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 32 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

Navajo Medicine People oppose Horse Slaughter

Traditional Navajo Medicine People oppose Horse Slaughter: 'The Horse is our Medicine'
 
By Brenda Norrell
Photo Dine' Leland Grass
 
"The horse is our medicine," states the resolution of the Nahooka Dine', traditional Navajo medicine peop

Native Americans organize to halt pipeline 'man camps' violence

 
Dakotas and Lakotas organize to halt violence against women and children in Great Plains Indian Country
 
By Brenda Norrell
Photo by Melissa Merrick
 
PICKSTOWN, South Dakota -- The White Buffalo Calf Woman Society is among those organizing to halt the violence against

Nez Perce Leaders Arrested Blocking Tarsands Megaload

By Brenda Norrell

Nez Perce leaders were arrested blocking a tarsands megaload in the predawn hours of Tuesday morning. "We were arrested," Brooklyn Baptiste told Censored News.

"Eight of the nine members were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct," Baptiste said of the Nez Perce Executive Council.

"Most of us are out now," Baptiste said at 10 am.

Columbus Racism: Native American Long Walkers in Columbus, Ohio, today

Long Walkers in Columbus, Ohio, today, where walkers were attacked by police in 2008, and targeted again in 201l

By Brenda Norrell

Photo Long Walk 4 by Damaris

'Ni Una Mas' Migrants fast to end brutal US immigration policies

Article and photos by Brenda Norrell

Dying in the desert in Maricopa County, Arizona

In one of the hottest desert regions in the US, migrants continue to die of dehydration, in an area where US Border Patrol agents have failed to respond to calls for help

By Brenda Norrell
July 17, 2013

O'odham protest US Border Patrol disruption of sacred ceremonies July 16, 2013

US Border Patrol told to halt disruption of O'odham ceremonies

By Brenda Norrell

SELLS, Arizona -- The O'odham Voice against the Wall will protest the US Border Patrol invasion of their lands, and disruption of their ceremonies on Tuesday, July 16, and Friday, July 26, 2013.

Long Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz begins July 15, 2013

By Brenda Norrell

WASHINGTON DC -- The Longest Walk 4 Return to Alcatraz begins on Monday, July 15, 2013, with a Sunrise Ceremony at the Washington Monument. As the walkers begin their five-month walk across America, they released an Affirmation of Sovereignty, and called for solidarity with Indigenous Peoples struggling throughout the Western Hemisphere to protect Mother Earth.

Most Censored: US Border Patrol running drugs

By Brenda Norrell

Photo: US Border Patrol spying on traditional O'odham home

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