bed partners Peabody Coal and
the BIA were trying to forcibly remove
Dineh residents from their ancestral homes in order to strip
mine the land of its coal. That greed took the form of a
contrived, fictional "land dispute" between Dineh' and Hopi. In
reality it was a fabricated story by Peabody/BIA attorneys
hell-bent on getting their hands on the land and the coal there.
journalists interested in the dilemma facing the Black Mesa
Dineh residents were forbidden by their editors and the U.S.
government from publishing anything about the attempted forced
removal, Brenda Norrell gathered and published the story and
updates as they occurred. When the BIA threatened to bring in
Federal Marshals to forcibly evict the Dineh resisters "by any
means necessary" (punctuated by posters of federal marshals,
handguns drawn, doing target practice), Brenda Norrell was one
of, if not the first to report the threats and the Dineh
resisters' and Dineh support groups' responses to the thinly
veiled threats. She presented the facts and refused to alter her
articles to include anti-Dineh Peabody-BIA-government
It was not just
the Dineh issues that Brenda reported. Every tribal issue across
North and Central America was approached with the same honesty,
integrity, and courage.
That was and is
Brenda Norrell's style--the truth, no matter whose feathers it
ruffles. She actively supports human rights and fearlessly
opposes those who would take away those rights. She is as
dedicated today as she was when I first became aware of her.
is a trusted and trustworthy journalist in the vein of Nellie
Bly. I dare say that if Nellie Bly were alive today, she and
Brenda would be fast friends and co-conspirators in their
efforts to right wrongs, report the truth, and stand up for the forgotten,
neglected, disenfranchised, and misunderstood.
It is for those
reasons that SENAA International is so quick to link to and
shine its spotlight on Brenda Norrell's Censored News. It is
honest, trustworthy journalism dealing with topics that
government controlled mainstream media refuse to cover. You can
put your trust in Brenda Norrell's Censored News to give you the
truth of the matter every time.
Bly (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane), one of the top journalists of her
time; noted for her honesty, integrity and courage.