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

Lakotas led faceoff with white supremacists in Leith North Dakota

Standing Rock and Last Real Indians led faceoff with neo-Nazis in Leith, North Dakota
By Brenda Norrell
LEITH, North Dakota -- Standing Rock and Last Real Indians led a faceoff Sunday with white supremacists in Leith, as neo-Nazis arrived intent on taking over

Native American peacekeepers urged to protect Leith, ND, from white supremacists

Native American peacekeepers defend Leith, North Dakota, from white supremacists
By Brenda Norrell

Arizona Border: Mainstream media clueless

The most censored by the mainstream media: US Border Patrol running drugs, abusing Indigenous Peoples on the border
By Brenda Norrell
SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. -- The truth about the US Border seldom appears in print.

Leonard Peltier Inspires Native American Long Walkers Now in St Louis

In St Louis, Native American long walkers were surprised with message from Leonard Peltier
By Brenda Norrell
August 29, 2013
Top photo: Long walkers tonight in St Louis campground.

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

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