The Indian Homemakers’ Association of British Columbia (IHABC) was a non-profit organization created by Indian women to enhance the quality of life in First Nations communities. The organization’s purpose was to provide suitable facilities on reserves, facilitate training opportunities, and provide women and Aboriginal peoples with political acknowledgment.
Its goal was to provide advocacy and awareness in response to difficulties that many First Nations communities were facing, notably in women’s rights. The association’s plan was to bring First Nations together and promote Aboriginal peoples’ human rights, particularly women’s rights. It intended to reinstate Aboriginal women’s Indian status after they married non-Aboriginal males. It also assisted and strengthened Aboriginal women’s health, self-government efforts, and family and community services.