Alberta "Binki" Thompson is the courageous Makah Elder who stood up in defense of the whales at Neah Bay. She was the inspiration and spiritual leader of the campaign to oppose the killing of whales by a minority of the Makah nation. Her dog was killed, her home vandalized, her grandchildren were beaten and her life was threatened. But she never surrendered to those who wanted to kill the whales. She was the voice of the che-che-wid - the Makah name for the gray whale.

Recently, Binki took a bad fall at home, fractured her hip and

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