Friends Celebrate Dracut’s Onkwe Tase

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The Dispatch News Online, Posted: 10/22/2014 06:59:21 AM EDT

By: Jon Bishop

DEVENS — To listen to Onkwe Tase, who turned 90 on Saturday, is to listen to wisdom.

After all, he’s had quite a life.

Tase is founder of the United Native American Cultural Center in Devens; the first Commissioner of Indian Affairs in Massachusetts; a former police officer in Dracut; a poet; an environmental activist who helped restore the Nashua River in the 1960s, which led to the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1966 and an appearance in the book A River Ran Wild by Lynne Cherry; and a World War II veteran who landed at Normandy during D-Day.

And he has provided guidance to countless family and friends.

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