The HGI is governed by the HGI Advisory Council and UBC Forestry Office of the Dean. The HGI Advisory Council is made up of members of the Haida Gwaii Higher Education Society (HGHES) Board of Directors, and the HGI Director who is a non-voting member. The HGI Advisory Council is a cross-cultural, engaged, and committed working group who share in the mission and vision of HGI.