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 Russ
GiteewansVernon BrownK'ouwas
DayaangDonald BellTsiits G'itanee
Sgaann 7iw7waansAllan WilsonDuugwaa St’laangng 7laanaas
ThasiKen EdgarsT’sa.ahl 7laanas
7idansuuJim HartStaastas
SdiithldaaFrank CollisonTsiits Gitanee
IhldiiniiAlfred Davidson Sr.K'ouwas
KithaigaaColin ScheckTsiits Gitanee
Gya awhlansRoy CollisonKuun 7laanaas
GinaawaanDarin SwansonYagu Laanas
Skil HiilansAllan DavidsonSt'langng Laanas
Tl'aagaang QunaElvis DavisNia Kun Kii Gaaway
GannyaaRodney ScheckTsiits Gitanee

Southern Hereditary Leaders

Haida NameEnglish NameClan Name
GidansdaGuujaawG̲akyals K̲iiG̲awaay
GidK̲unReggie YoungK'una K̲iiG̲awaay
WigaanadSidney G. CrosbyNaa'Yuuwans X̲aaydaga
GaahlaayLonnie YoungTsaahl
GitkinjuuwaasRonald WilsonSt'awaas X̲aaydaG̲aay
Nang JingwasRuss JonesNaa S'aagaas X̲aaydaG̲aay