Rod Michano

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Rod Michano
Birth name Toussaint Roderick Michano
Born (1964-04-19) April 19, 1964 (age 51)
Origin Pic River First Nation , Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s) educator, public speaker, social activist
Years active 1990–present (activist)
Website Official website

Rod Michano, (born Toussaint Roderick Michano, April 19, 1964 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a noted Canadian First Nations HIV/AIDS activist and educator.[1][2][3] He is a member of the Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation in Northern Ontario.[2][3][4]

Michano left Pic River at age 18, travelling extensively throughout the United States and Canada before coming to Toronto, Ontario[4] where he become active in many Aboriginal and LGBT community organizations. He began HIV/AIDS work and activism in 1990 and has since become a public speaker and educator. He has been involved in many grass-roots initiatives that helped raise the profile of HIV/AIDS among Aboriginal, First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people, and was featured in the 1997 documentary film Changing Faces of AIDS.[citation needed]

He resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and was co-host of Toronto's 2007 AIDS Vigil.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Pustil, RonniLyn. "Doctor Who?". The Positive Side. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Talaga, Tanya (March 6, 2000). "First Nations face AIDS threat HIV spreads at alarming rate". Toronto Star. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Spiritual healing soothes ravaged body". Toronto Star. 17 August 2006. p. A.7. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b Greer, Darren (August 2, 2004). "A 'Second Plague': Why AIDS is on the rise among Aboriginal people". Maclean's. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 

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