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

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

Obama creates council of non-Indian bureaucrats, calls it 'Native American Affairs Council'

By Brenda Norrell

President Obama created a council of non-Indian bureaucrats and deceptively named it the “White House Council on Native American Affairs” on Wednesday, fooling many into believing that it was actually a council of Native Americans.

Native Americans prepare to defend homelands, walk across America

Native Americans prepare to defend homelands, walk across America


By Brenda Norrell

Arizona police stalk human rights activists

Phoenix law enforcement, Tucson Police and Tohono O'odham Police tracked human rights activists, including Navajos and Tohono O'odham, a new report reveals

By Brenda Norrell

Native Americans shut down US State Dept 'consultation' on Keystone XL

By Brenda Norrell

Photo by Kent Lebsock: (L) Oglala President Bryan Brewer dismissing the gathering.

Native Americans shut down the US State Department’s consultation on the Keystone XL pipeline in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Thursday.

Unspoken Code of the Newsrooms: 'You Can't Say That'


By Brenda Norrell

Top photo: Indigenous Action Media

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