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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Who am I? Podcast with Michelle Gauvreau (Mohawk adoptee)


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Who Am I? Michelle Gauvreau

How do you keep going when your world has been turned upside down? When you find out that you've been lied to over and again? When the shocking truth comes out. Listen in as Michelle shares her inspirational story of resilience and dogged determination as she found out who she really is.

Michelle Rice-Gauvreau is a native Mohawk woman born in Canada and raised in Connecticut via an illegal adoption, which was commonplace for many Indian babies throughout many years across North America.   She is a compassionate advocate for all adoptees looking for their own truth, peace and hope.  She hopes to instill her strength to any adoptee struggling to find their way.

Michelle now works as a legal professional for a prestigious law firm. She resides in Connecticut with her husband of many years, and her two senior cats.  She enjoys traveling and learning more about native cultures far and wide. 

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https://www.michellegauvreau.com/

https://www.facebook.com/adopteesmatter

https://twitter.com/ladystarre

https://www.instagram.com/ladystarre/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-gauvreau-45755919/

 
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