The Hereditary Chiefs Council is made up of the Potlatched Hereditary Chiefs of Haida Gwaii.

The HCC meets every other month and provides the CHN with guidance and advice on important matters to protect the Nation’s culture. It’s members also serve on several CHN committees including the Haida Reconciliation Committee.

Potlatched Hereditary Leaders of Haida Gwaii

Northern Hereditary Leaders

Haida NameEnglish NameClan Name
Taaw.ga Halaa’ LeeygaMay RussMaaman Gitanee
GiteewansVernon BrownK'awaas
DaayangDonald BellTsiits Gitanee
Sgaann 7iw7waansAllan WilsonSt’langng Laanaas
ThasiKen EdgarsT'sa.ahl Laanaas
7idansuuJim HartStaastas
StithldaFrank CollisonTsiits Gitanee
IhldiiniiAlfred Davidson Sr.K'awaas
KithlaigaaColin ScheckTsiits Gitanee
Gya awhlansRoy CollisonKuun Laanaas
GinaawaanDarin SwansonYahgu Laanaas Dadens
Skil HiilansAllan DavidsonSt'langng Laanaas
Tl'aagaang QunaElvis DavisNee Kun Kii Gaaway
GannyaaRodney ScheckTsiits Gitanee

Southern Hereditary Leaders

Haida NameEnglish NameClan Name
GidansdaGuujaawG̲aag'yals K̲iiG̲awaay
G̲itkunReggie YoungK'una K̲iiG̲awaay
WiigaanadSidney G. CrosbyNaa 'Yuuwans X̲aaydaG̲aay
GaahlaayLonnie YoungK̲aayahl 'Laanaas
GitkinjuaasRonald WilsonSt'awaas X̲aaydaG̲aay
Nang JingwasRuss JonesNaa Saagaas X̲aaydaG̲aay