The Hereditary Chiefs Council is made up of the Potlatched Hereditary Chiefs of Haida Gwaii. Although there are approximately thirty-three clans on Haida Gwaii not all clans have chiefs in place.

The HCC meets every other month and provides the CHN with guidance and advice on Haida cultural matters and its members serve on several CHN committees. The HCC is also represented on the CHN Negotiation Team and Litigation Team.

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
StihldaFrank 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 DavisNaiKun Kii Gaaway
GannyaaRodney ScheckTsiits Gitanee

Southern Hereditary Leaders

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