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@cutline:St. Olaf College graduate Whitney White made a video to help preserve Prairie Island Indian Community history for members of future generations, including her 7-year-old daughter Hailey, shown here. -- photo by Mike Longaecker/Republican Eagle

Protecting her culture

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Sometimes, stories just fade away.

That bothers Whitney White -- especially when it happens at the Prairie Island Indian Community.

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"A lot of our elders aren't passing down the culture and the history as much any more," the 22-year-old said.

White is combating the issue her own way. She made it the core of her senior project at St. Olaf College -- a video collection of interviews with tribal elders.

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