This weekend, National Truth and Reconciliation Day will be held to recognize the Indigenous and Métis communities across Canada.

Here in Estevan, an event was held to commemorate that at the Souris Valley Museum, which included soup and bannock served by the Estevan Bruins and a raising of the Métis flag.

The event was also linked with Orange Shirt Day, which took place earlier this week.

Linda Sopp, the President of the Métis Nation Local 25, says that with their third event, they're looking to impact the community.

"This will be our third year that we were doing the soup and bannock. There are many people that are in Estevan and area that are Métis or Indigenous, and this is our way of showing our appreciation for being here and trying to help out our community, also, we're here for the community."

After those three years, Sopp says she has seen a change in the community.

"We are more recognized. We have more people who are willing to help us, like we have newcomers helping us out, the City of Estevan. We had put out a Red River cart at the museum and the flag is going to be hung today. We're getting more recognition which is awesome." 

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