Alonda “Snowbird” Powell-Johnson–Clan Mother, Schaghticoke First Nations,
Alonda comes from a multicultural family of Schaghticoke, African and Irish Descent. She is the great-granddaughter of Agnes Dunbar Farrar, who was former Princess of New England Coastal Schaghticoke. Raised with tradition and ceremony, Alonda holds a strong place in the tribe working to guide Sachem Hawk Storm and the Council in making decisions for the people. Preserving and protecting Tribal culture, historical tradition and ceremony are integral to her role.
Clan Mothers, who bear and birth the children and nurture their evolution, are the holders of the future of the community. From birth, the Clan mother provides the child’s name, guides their growth and evolution, and comes full circle to providing spiritual guidance during the time of transition.
Alonda is a substance-abuse counselor who works in the human service field with an extensive background in the areas of mental health, addiction counseling, child advocacy, criminal justice and veteran affairs. Alonda has sat on the Board of Directors for Park City Prep Charter School, Bridgeport Child Advocacy Group and Parent Leadership Training Institute. She has been a Council member of the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary, and the Dress for Success Multicultural Committee to name a few. Alonda is instrumental in building, developing and facilitating SFN programs, particularly The Alternative To Addiction program.