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Yesterday in the Shepherd Union, Nino Reyos spoke to the students about the history of the Native American culture and their heritage. (Kaitlyn Johnson/ The Signpost)

Weber State University welcomed Native American consultant Nino Reyos to talk about his heritage Thursday as part of a cultural celebration in the Shepherd Union.

Local Native American artists displayed their work as the WSU American Indian Council put on a program honoring the Native American culture, including singing and dancing.

Reyos talked about the heritage he shares with the 5.2 million people who identify as Native American in the U.S., speaking of the way his ancestors lived and the stories they told.

Students milled around the atrium, looking at the jewelry on display and listening to Reyos speak.

11-6 Native American (Kaitlyn Johnson) (1 of 7)
Yesterday in the Shepherd Union, Nino Reyos spoke to the students about the history of the Native American culture and their heritage. (Kaitlyn Johnson/ The Signpost)
11-6 Native American (Kaitlyn Johnson) (4 of 7)
During the tribute to Native American heritage in the Shepherd Union yesterday, Elsie Stanley spoke to students about the jewelry she has made. (Kaitlyn Johnson/ The Signpost)
11-6 Native American (Kaitlyn Johnson) (5 of 7)
Many Native Americans brought jewelry pieces they have made to sell during the tribute to Native American heritage program. (Kaitlyn Johnson/ The Signpost)
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Some of the pieces that were on display during the Native American tribute in the Shepherd Union. (Kaitlyn Johnson/ The Signpost)
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Many Native Americans brought jewelry pieces they have made to sell during the tribute to Native American heritage. (Kaitlyn Johnson/ The Signpost)

“I just really appreciate the opportunity to share part of the Native American culture with the student body,” Reyos said. “I thought that was very heartwarming to see (students are) very interested in wanting to learn some of that.”

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