Carole LaFavor

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Carole S. LaFavor was an Ojibwe novelist, activist and nurse. She was a member of the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS from 1995–1997 and a founding member of Positively Native, an organisation that supports Native American people with HIV/AIDS.[1] She was featured in Mona Smith's 1988 film Her Giveway about her experiences as a person living with AIDS. Her two novels, Along the Journey River and Evil Dead Center were both published by Firebrand Books and her essay "Walking the Red Road" appears in the anthology Positive Women: Voices of Women Living with AIDS edited by Andrea Rudd and Darien Taylor.

Personal life[edit]

She was born in Minnesota.

LaFavor was Two-Spirit and Lesbian identified.[2][3]


LaFavor died on November 21, 2011.[4]


  • Along the Journey River (1996)
  • Evil Dead Center (1998)


  1. ^ "President Names to HIV/AIDS Advisory Council" (Press release). The White House. 1995-06-15. Archived from the original on September 24, 2004. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  2. ^ "Carole laFavor". Tangled Web UK. 1998-11-16. Retrieved 2008-01-04. 
  3. ^ Malinowsky, H. Robert (April 1994). "Her Giveaway: A Spiritual Journey with AIDS, by Minnesota American Indian AIDS Task Force.". AIDS Book Review Journal. University of Illinois at Chicago. 
  4. ^ "Carole (Nelson) LaFavor Obituary". November 23, 2011. 

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