But in September 2006, she was terminated from her position at Indian Country Today. You can read the whole story in her blog, but here are the key paragraphs:
Censored in the USA: Hush words
I was also told I could not publish a news probe into whether Ben "Nighthorse" Campbell was actually Portuguese or Northern Cheyenne.
It's possible to imagine why Norrell got fired. Her articles are a little "out there" for a mainstream publication. What does Rumsfeld profiteering from Tamiflu have to do with Native issues, for instance?
Still, she keeps fighting the good fight in various publications and on her blog. And we post her articles on PECHANGA.net to give them wider exposure. You go, Brenda!
For more on the subject, see Native Journalism: To Tell the Truth.