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.

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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

O'odham Solidarity Project shares struggle of life on the border


O'odham Solidarity Project Spring Gathering 2013

Article and photos by Brenda Norrell

Yaqui in Sonora invite President Obama for government to government consultation

Yaqui in Sonora invite Obama for consultation and urge: Don't forget your promises to Indigenous Peoples

By Brenda Norrell

Photo by Brenda Norrell: International Forum on the Defense of Water, Vicam Pueblo

Media Hustlers and Global Delusions: New journalism depends on whistleblowers

When it comes to hustlers, no one does it better than CNN, convincing people globally that the US wars and drone assassinations are justified, and then there are the armchair plagiarizers

By Brenda Norrell

It has been a busy week for authentic journalism, but the mainstream media continued its collapse with dishonesty and counter spin to prevent the truth from being widely known.

Navajos and Appalachians protest Peabody Coal in St Louis, protesters arrested

By Brenda Norrell

Courtesy photos: Top photo Fern Benally, Navajo of Black Mesa

Grassroots Natives end century of censorship in Indian country

The people bring an end to a century of media control and censorship

By Brenda Norrell

Photo Six Nations shut down developer by Wesley Elliott

Silent No More: The Revolution

Indigenous elders gather for prayers on Jan. 19 and sing the death song of the Dakota 38 who were hanged in Minnesota

By Brenda Norrell

UPDATE: Rail Blockades across Canada shut down traffic. New photos and video of Idle No More, Jan. 16, 2013. www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

First Nation Terrance Nelson discusses upcoming oil pipeline and rail blockades:

Indigenous Heroes 2012

Indigenous Heroes 2012 with Tribute to Russell Means



By Brenda Norrell

Photo Idle No More Mohawks Tyendinaga Rail Blockade

Censored in Indian country in 2012

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights: What the other media didn't want you to know in 2012

By Brenda Norrell

Photo: AIM leader Clyde Bellecourt falsely accused and arrested on Christmas eve.

Russia to meet with US Canadian Native leaders

Russia announces meeting of US and Canadian Native leaders in Russia in January

By Brenda Norrell

Russia will meet with Native American and First Nation leaders in Russia in mid-January, in the first ever gathering of Indigenous Peoples from the three countries. Russia also announced that one of its officials will meet with "Sioux chiefs" this week.

Navajo women in solidarity with Palestine oppose Navajo president's visit to Israel

Navajo women in solidarity with Palestine oppose Navajo president's visit to Israel

By Brenda Norrell

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