ics – 50 years and counting… our students,
our community, our ways
Indian Community School, Inc. (ICS) began in the homes of three courageous Oneida mothers in 1969 who wanted a safe and more culturally relevant education for their children. From these humble beginnings, ICS has been serving the American Indian community of metro Milwaukee for 50 years, providing our youth with a unique learning experience.
To celebrate this incredible time in our history, we are hosting seasonal celebrations for the community, including:
October 14, 2019
January 18, 2020
April 17-18, 2020
June 10, 2020
50-Year Eagle Feather Fans
We’re also traveling to tribal pow wows throughout Wisconsin with $50 spot dances and our very popular eagle feather printed fans! These special fans carry the dates of our four seasonal celebrations AND they include seven eagle feathers to represent the Seven Sacred Gifts: “Bravery, Humility, Love, Honesty, Respect, Truth and Wisdom” that guide everything we do here at our school. Each eagle feather is from someone near and dear to us, including a: Veteran, teacher, student, Alumni, Community Member, Board Member and the school’s smudging eagle feather that looks after all of us.