About Rod Michano: Life, Contributions and Achievements
Rod Michano was born April 19, 1964 as Toussaint Roderick Michano in Thunder Bay, Ontario in Canada. He is hailed as Canada’s first national HIV/AIDS activist. His father, Toussaint Michano was a World War II veteran. Both were members of the Ojibwas of the Pic River First Nation in northern Ontario. His father was also a chief of that nation. Veronica Star was Micano’s mother.
Rod Michano moved away from the Pic River area at the young age of 18. He traveled extensively in Canada and the United States, before finally settling in Toronto, Ontario. In 1990, Rod Michano began HIV/AIDS work and has continued to work in HIV/AIDS activism. Since then, he has become a very well-regarded public speaker on HIV/AIDS. He has also led the crusade to educate Canadians and other worldwide on HIV/AIDS.