A local chief says the far north of Saskatchewan could see more demonstrations if the federal government fails to take action on roads and infrastructure.

Hatchet Lake First Nation Chief Bart Tsannie says the band’s people need an all-weather road network as soon as possible.

He says $75 worth of groceries in Regina costs nearly $250 in his community due to infrastructure challenges.

Earlier this week, trucks to nearby mines were temporarily slowed down as part of the Idle No More demonstrations.

Chief Tsannie says he’ll continue to take action to press his case.

“Well you know if is nothing is done then we may have to come to the plate,” he says. “I am not saying we are going to block the road but we have to keep knocking on doors. There are always going to be things we wanted, there’s lots of issues not just in Hatchet Lake but throughout the Athabasca area.”

He adds all of the mines across Wollaston Lake are considered to be within the band’s traditional territory.