It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our colleagues and friends, Tony Nobis. Tony was a member of the 2SHAWLS research team and a close friend and mentor of many of the staff and students in CRUISElab. A proud two-spirit Anishinaabe from Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay First Nation), Tony was a tireless worker for the Aboriginal AIDS movement, most recently taking on the role of Executive Director for the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy. Though we mourn, we know that Tony’s spirit will live on in the work, wisdom, and love he/she imparted to all of us.
A funeral service will be held tomorrow and donations can be made to the APHA fund via OAHAS (www.oahas.org; 416-944-9481) in lieu of flowers. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday 21 January 2017 from 1430 at Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, 439 Dundas Street E.