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 farmers vote not to irrigate with contaminated river water

The scorched earth campaign of the US EPA's gold mine spill is devastating for Navajo farmers, the latest travesty in the Four Corners, where Cold War uranium mining and coal-fired power plants have left a trail of death for Navajos

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In Mexico, reporters tortured and murdered, in US plagiarism dominates

By Brenda Norrell


While journalists are being tortured and murdered in Mexico and around the world, in the US, particularly in Indian country national news, the common practice is to hire paid stay-at-home plagiarizers. They let others take the risks, do the work and pay the costs, while collecting a paycheck and rarely leaving their homes.

EPA sent Navajos poisoned water after Animas gold mine river spill

EPA sent Navajos poisoned water by way of oil and fracking trucking company

By Brenda Norrell

Navajos to BLM: Stop sacrificing us for dirty coal energy

Navajos and Pueblos were among those demanding a halt to the dirty coal energy and uranium mining that has left a trail of death and disease in the Four Corners region

By Brenda Norrell

Dine' chase Sen. John McCain off Navajo Nation


Dine' chase Arizona Sen. John McCain off the Navajo Nation, yelling at him that the days of stealing Navajo land and water rights for corporations are over


US poisons Navajo river water in scorched earth campaign

After poisoning the river water of Navajos and farmers, the United States immediately began a dirty tricks campaign to get Navajos to sign waivers of liability
By Brenda Norrell
The United States has poisoned the Four Corners river water, and immediately began a dirty tricks campaign, attempting to have Navajos sign 'waivers of liability

Cynthia McKinney's Dissertation: Hugo Chavez, White Supremacy, COINTELPRO and Wikileaks

By Brenda Norrell
Cynthia McKinney has broken dangerous ground since leaving Congress, challenging the US bogus wars, spider web intelligence and the junkyard media that makes it all possible.
Now, Dr.

Apache Stronghold Convoy Visits Graves of Children Who Never Came Home


Update: Apache Stronghold Convoy on New York Times Square on Friday.

Photo by Michele Susan used with permission.

Indigenous resistance accelerates, regardless of media collapse in Indian country


While the US government was spinning lies before the UN Human Rights Council, the Obama administration was approving drilling in the Arctic. While paid stay-at-home plagiarizers dominate the news industry, Indigenous Peoples on the frontlines are telling their own stories, writing their own breaking news.


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