About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 33 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

Reject Keystone: Native Americans protest outside John Kerry's home

Native Americans, farmers and ranchers outside Secretary of State John Kerry's home, as round dance blocks Georgetown streets

By Brenda Norrell

Friday, April 25, 2014

Tipis pitched on National Mall in Keystone pipeline fight


Cowboy Indian Alliance takes Keystone pipeline fight to Washington DC!



Update Tuesday: Faith Spotted Eagle, Dakota, said in Washington today that Indian women are ready to defend their land from the Keystone XL pipeline. Read more:

Arivaca Arizona rises up against Occupying Army of US Border Patrol


Arivaca residents are once again fighting the Occupying Army of the US Border Patrol, and the corporate profiteering and failure of the mainstream media, which threatens to destroy their border community


Chief Arvol Looking Horse blesses new tarsands resistance camp

Chief Arvol Looking Horse blesses new tarsands resistance camp

By Brenda Norrell

Top photo Shielding the People Spiritual Camp at Rosebud, South Dakota, by Paula Antoine 

Live from Native American Film Fest Agua Caliente

Live coverage from the southern California desert

Rage in the Desert: Tantoo Cardinal on Finding Voice

By Brenda Norrell

Blood Oil in North Dakota, Rights of Nature Tribunal in Ecuador

Indigenous Peoples gathered for the Rights of Nature Ethics Tribunal in Ecuador, as violence and crime spread on Indian land in North Dakota from the oil and gas industry

By Brenda Norrell

Navajo Uranium Film Festival: Microcosm of truth in Indian country


Navajo Uranium Film Festival exposes truth, as Long Walkers trek for sovereignty, and Mi'kmaq put their lives on the line to protect their land and water

By Brenda Norrell

Long Walk 4 photo by Bad Bear Sampson

Cruel wild horse roundups continue on Navajoland for kill houses

Cruel horse roundups for kill houses and meat industry continue on Navajoland


By Brenda Norrell

The White House Tribal Nations Conference that isn't at the White House

By Brenda Norrell

It's that time of year again, time for the White House Tribal Nations Conference -- the one that isn't at the White House.

Once again, it will be held at the Interior Building.

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