August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Silenced by the Machine: Remembering good words along the way


Photos: Louise Benally of Big Mountain, Buffy Sainte Marie at Dine' College, and Yaqui Ceremonial Leader Jose Matus with Zapatistas in the mountains of Chiapas. Photos by Brenda Norrell.

By Brenda Norrell

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It has been over 39 years since the Navajo Times gave me the chance to be a journalist and trained me as a news reporter.

During the 1980s and 1990s, I lived in the Chuska Mountains on the Navajo Nation. From my log cabin, I drove out each day, down the mountain to Window Rock, or out to Kayenta or Big Mountain.