Introducing our brand new feature #WarriorWomanWednesday! Each Wednesday we will be profiling a strong Warrior Woman that is doing her part to make the world a better place.
Shana Pasapa: A true Warrior Woman
Shana Pasapa embodies the word warrior, not only in her ability to fight in jiu-jitsu; but in her abilities as a mother of two.
“There are fights every day. It’s just choosing the right fight. You’re going to have arguments. You’re going to have people confronting you. You’re going to have decisions to make but it’s like – what’s your fight? I always (ask) my boys, is that something you want to fight over? Is it that important?”
Shana is a member of White Bear First Nation. She grew up there spending time hunting in the bush with her uncle. She now lives and trains in Regina, Saskatchewan where she is raising her two sons, Jaren (10) and Romeo (8). Shana says her main priorities in life are her home, training, attending ceremonies, and most of all: being a mother.
“I’m giving my sons the best opportunity in life that I can give them so that they can find their own purpose in being here.”
During the day Shana works for the government. She trains in the evenings and is a full-time mother. She says it can get hectic but training helps her keep focused. Now, she can add another role to her already busy life – being an entrepreneur.