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

Bolivia's defense of Mother Earth at COP 18 in Qatar

By Brenda Norrell


The Plurinational State of Bolivia continues its defense of Mother Earth and the Rights of Nature. Making a passionate appeal for real climate change at the COP 18 in Doha, Qatar, Bolivia continues the fight of Indigenous Peoples present at the Conference on Mother Earth and the Rights of Nature in Cochabamba, Bolivia in 2010.

The Uninvited: The White House Tribal Nations Conference

By Brenda Norrell

Photo White House: Tribal leaders at meeting prior to Tribal Nations Conference 2011

Update Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Great Sioux Nation celebrates reaquisition of sacred land Pe' Sla

Lakotas, supporters and Hollywood stars raise $9 million for purchase of Pe' Sla

By Brenda Norrell

Photo copyright Chase IronEyes

Yaqui Brigades in Defense of Water

Yaqui announce Brigades in Defense of Water in Mexico, as Hopi and Navajo Battle US for Water Rights

By Brenda Norrell
Yaquis in Sonora, Mexico said they will defend their rights to the Rio Yaqui, against the theft of water by the government of Mexico for the Independence Aqueduct.

Zapatistas demand halt to hate campaign by mining company targeting Wixarika (Huicholes)

By Brenda Norrell

Photo 1 Wixarika by Robert Free; Photo 2 Yaqui water forum by Brenda Norrell.

Yaqui and Navajo: Theft of Indian water rights is a crime against humanity

Yaqui and Navajo: Theft of Indian water rights is a crime against humanity 

Article and photos by Brenda Norrell

French translation by Christine Prat

Yaqui Vicam Pueblo host International Defense of Water Conference

By Brenda Norrell

Update: Video summary in Spanish about final document from the International Forum on the Defense of Water


Occupied Borders: Israeli activist for Palestine visits Tohono O'odham border


Occupied Borders of Palestine and Tohono O’odham land

“The Tohono O‘odham Nation is now occupied by a foreign army called the US Border Patrol." Tohono O'odham Mike Wilson.

 By Brenda Norrell

Widespread destruction of Indian country during Obama administration

Arizona Snowbowl begins desecrating sacred San Francisco Peaks with sewage water snow, as pristine regions are targeted and destroyed throughout Indian country

By Brenda Norrell

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