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.

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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

Native American Defenders Surge: Oak Flat Lives as Keystone XL Dies

Native Americans Surge: Oak Flat Lives as Keystone XL Dies

Censored in Indian country: Why we don't stay home

Censored in Indian country: Why we don't stay home

Native Women Plan for Bolivia Climate Living Defense Conference Oct. 2015


Tohono O'odham and Dineh (Navajo) Women Plan to Continue Work Started at Cochabamba Mother Earth Conference Five Years Ago

By Brenda Norrell

Photo Michelle Cook and Ofelia Rivas by Brenda Norrell 2015

Apache invite Europeans for Global Resistance at Oak Flat 2016


Apache resistance to copper mining on sacred land becomes symbol of global resistance


Native Americans in DC: Obama Stop Leasing Lands for Fossil Fuels

Before being chased away by President Obama's Secret Service, Native American delegations joined climate coalitions in DC, sending a powerful message to halt fossil fuel leases


Israeli US spy towers target traditional Tohono O'odham sacred area

Israeli US spy tower pact targets Tohono O'odham sacred mountain and spying on traditional O'odham
By Brenda Norrell 
GU-VO, Tohono O'odham Nation -- The Unite

Obama's Grand Alaskan Holiday: Epic Fail in PR

Obama’s Grand Alaskan Holiday: Epic Fail in PR

By Brenda Norrell

Navajo farmers vote not to irrigate with contaminated river water

The scorched earth campaign of the US EPA's gold mine spill is devastating for Navajo farmers, the latest travesty in the Four Corners, where Cold War uranium mining and coal-fired power plants have left a trail of death for Navajos

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In Mexico, reporters tortured and murdered, in US plagiarism dominates

By Brenda Norrell


While journalists are being tortured and murdered in Mexico and around the world, in the US, particularly in Indian country national news, the common practice is to hire paid stay-at-home plagiarizers. They let others take the risks, do the work and pay the costs, while collecting a paycheck and rarely leaving their homes.

EPA sent Navajos poisoned water after Animas gold mine river spill

EPA sent Navajos poisoned water by way of oil and fracking trucking company

By Brenda Norrell

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