Arthur ‘Dave’ Miller is a 39-year-old Mi’kmaq HIV+ activist. After living many lives doing many different things in many different parts of Canada, he lives and works from Halifax, Nova Scotia and supports many AIDS service organizations across Canada in both paid and volunteer capacities. Enduring Board positions in various national AIDS organizations as well as working collectively with others living with HIV – Dave’s work as an HIV activist has kept him busy over the years and includes roles with a variety of national organizations focused on various aspects of HIV.
Currently, Dave is coordinating a national project for the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network about gender inclusivity with a special focus on Trans experiences; he was also Co-Coordinator for the 6th International Indigenous Pre-Conference on HIV and AIDS in Durban, South Africa with the International Indigenous Working Group on HIV and AIDS.
Dave is a fun, free-spirited guy who serves his communities in whatever way he can – he is a community builder. For these reasons, it is not surprising he is most proud of his 2014 Atlantic Canada Volunteer of the Year award and 2016 Halifax Regional Municipality Volunteer Award.
While juggling all of his volunteer and paid work he continues to do HIV education locally as he can, and provides support to those in need. Dave has ASIST Training and Safe Talk Training. He welcomes all new opportunities to help.