Symbolized by the tree-rings, the new operating system is circular. Three Chief Officers will work collaboratively, with decisions made by consensus. These Chief Officers have equal authority, and report to and are direct employees of the House of Tyee (Board of Directors).
Each Chief Officer leads a Clan House (Department Pillar) consisting of employees who are called Family. All employees are considered Family, and all partners and Stakeholders are called Friends. In this renewed environment, corporate culture is foundational for the continued success of ITBC.
The Chinook jargon language is a reference for the ITBC operating model. Chinook, most actively used between 1830-1880, was created to facilitate relationship building, trade, and communication between diverse Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. ITBC is not an expert on the Chinook language.