Green Festival Speakers

Rachelle Figueroa


Rachelle Figueroa is the Clan Mother of the Yamassee Tribe. She is also founder of the Morning Star Foundation, which is committed to creating public awareness for the protection and preservation of Native and Indigenous Nations on Mother Earth. The Morning Star Foundation and the GrandMothers Council have been working together for eight years to support traditional elders, protect sacred sites & burial grounds, and preserve sacred teachings, sacred ceremony and our Mother Earth. The Morning Star Foundation is committed to bringing Native & Indigenous knowledge to the general public. Through education, knowledge can be turned into action. Through action, community and generosity will flourish. Compassion, Unity and Love are qualities of a true “human being” and this is the mission of the GrandMothers Council and Morning Star Foundation.