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

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

Dirty coal wants Navajo water, and reporters are helping the cause

The Vultures of Dirty Coal

By Brenda Norrell

Photo Calvin Johnson, Navajo

Update: Gary Witherspoon:

Navajo Louise Benally: Greed, climate change and the dirty coal industry

Article and photo by Brenda Norrell

Dirty coal on Navajoland: Hold the media responsible

By Brenda Norrell

The media, like the Navajo Nation Council, is responsible for the vote for more dirty coal energy from the Navajo Generating Station, extending the lease until 2044. The media has refused to tell the real story.

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

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