The chief of a remote northern reserve had a unique opportunity this past weekend to make another pitch for a long-awaited project.

A gathering of leaders was held in Wollaston Lake on Saturday, which included representatives from the federal and provincial governments, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Prince Albert Grand Council.

Hatchet Lake Denesuline First Nation Chief Bart Tsannie used the occasion to call for construction of an all-weather road to his community.

Tsannie says relying on the barge, a winter road and air transport is causing problems as the population grows.

He says various governments have promised to build a road, but they are still waiting.