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

US lies to UN Human Rights Council about spying, torture, imprisonment of migrant children

In a long-winded cover-up with PR spin, the US lied, and concealed the facts, of US spying, torture, imprisonment of migrant children, homelessness, and human rights violations in Indian country, during its human rights review by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

By Brenda Norrell

Photo: Migrant children in holding cell in Brownsville, Texas.

Indigenous Activists: Living and Dying for Mother Earth

Indigenous Youths Rise Up in Defense of Mother Earth, as Assassinations Increase Around the World

Economic Blackmail: The New McCarthyism in Indian Country News

Does truth-telling in the media now mean that you have to work for free in America?

By Brenda Norrell

Plagiarizers, non-profits and lobbyists scam Indian country

Stay-at-home plagiarizers, non-profits and casino lobbyists enrich themselves in Indian country

By Brenda Norrell

When the casino industry took control of the national news in Indian country, reporters were replaced by stay-at-home plagiarizers. The news became sanitized, censored and manipulated.

It has been many years since I have seen a reporter from any of the national American Indian country news websites actually present on a news story.

Narco News: Authentic Journalism, Toughest Job in America

Thank you to Narco News for 15 years of the toughest unpaid job in America

By Brenda Norrell

For journalists, there are few jobs that require more courage than reporting on the so-called drug war in Mexico. Journalists in Mexico are continually murdered and disappeared as the United States’ ATF (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) is exposed running assault weapons to the cartels.

Journalists failing Indigenous Peoples with stay-at-home plagiarism

Who will cover the news today?


Zapatistas Festival of Resistance as Genocidal Assaults continue on Indigenous Peoples

By Brenda Norrell

Photo: Klee Benally, Dineh (Navajo) confronts auctioneer of sacred in Paris

Bolivia's plan to build nuclear power plant alarming to Native Americans


Native Americans warn Bolivia of legacy of death from uranium mining and nuclear testing


By Brenda Norrell


American Indian Movement live in San Francisco

American Indian Movement fights racist images, exposes US sterilization of Native women and theft of Indian water rights

Most Censored in Indian Country Nov. 2014

While reporters stay home and plagiarize, the failure to report the truth ensures that the abuse, loss and genocide will continue


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