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.

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

Navajo Uranium Film Festival: Microcosm of truth in Indian country


Navajo Uranium Film Festival exposes truth, as Long Walkers trek for sovereignty, and Mi'kmaq put their lives on the line to protect their land and water

By Brenda Norrell

Long Walk 4 photo by Bad Bear Sampson

Cruel wild horse roundups continue on Navajoland for kill houses

Cruel horse roundups for kill houses and meat industry continue on Navajoland


By Brenda Norrell

The White House Tribal Nations Conference that isn't at the White House

By Brenda Norrell

It's that time of year again, time for the White House Tribal Nations Conference -- the one that isn't at the White House.

Once again, it will be held at the Interior Building.

Subcomandante Marcos 'Malas y No Tan Malas Noticias




Photo Brenda Norrell

Indigenous Elders: No time left to defend the Earth


Indigenous Elders 'Mankind has gone too far'

By Brenda Norrell

Indigenous Elders and Medicine People said there is no time left to defend the Earth, while Amnesty International said Canada is to blame for a police attack on Mi'kmaq defending their land from from fracking.

Mi'kmaq Warriors denied all rights in jail, one beaten in handcuffs


Mi'kmaq Warriors denied all rights in jail, one beaten, for defending land from fracking


By Brenda Norrell


Hopi and Dine' to Peabody Coal: 'Halt theft of burial places'

Hopi and Dine' tell Peabody Coal that the era of misery and exploitation ends now


By Brenda Norrell

Military assault on Mi'kmaq: 29 Messages of love and support

Military assault on Mi'kmaq: 29 Messages of love and support

Support pours in for Mi'kmaq at fracking blockade after police attack


Support pours in after First Nations defending land are attacked with snipers, police dogs and tear gas


Dine' Medicine People: Respect Horse Nation without outside intervention


Dine' Medicine People: Honoring Great Horse Nation shouldn't depend on outside influences


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