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Halifax AIDS vigil calls for support for Indigenous, Black communities – The Signal

December 3, 2021

On World AIDS Day, speakers demand help for marginalized communities

Dave Miller wants the same level of awareness and support during World AIDS Day, every day.

Miller is a Mi’kmaw HIV activist and works as a community health educator at Healing Our Nations, an organization based in Dartmouth working to educate Indigenous communities on AIDS and HIV.

“Indigenous HIV rates are a lot higher,” Miller said in an interview.

The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia, or ACNS, held a candlelight vigil on Dec. 1 for World AIDS Day, which also marks the start of Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week.

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