Indigenous MMA Fighter Teaches POW (Power Our Women), Self-defense for Women of all Ages.
This film explores Shana Pasap’s determination in being a strong Indigenous woman, mentally and physically through training, and practicing her culture at home. It also focuses on the impact POW has on women of all ages and the confidence Shana not only builds in herself through training but in all girls with self-defense training.
Louise BigEagle is a Nakota/Cree from Ocean Man First Nation but resides in Regina, Sk. Graduating from the University of Regina, with a Bachelor of Arts in Media, Arts and Performance, Louise is a writer and director; with a focus on Indigenous content for documentary filmmaking.
Candy Fox is a film director and actor. She is Plains Cree and a member of the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan as well as Vietnamese. She graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts for Film Production.
Trudy Stewart is a Cree storyteller hailing from Flying Dust First Nation, Saskatchewan and based in Regina. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production from the University of Regina graduating in 2008. Trudy is a writer and director, also works in communities as a youth workshop facilitator.
Jana Webb is an entrepreneur who started JOGA, a.k.a. yoga for jocks. While her business has thrived and she has helped it grow brick by brick, Jana has had a tumultuous personal journey that includes two car crashes that almost took her life.
Robyn Coquelle started volunteering at Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association (VOKRA). Little did she know that she would end up quitting her job to study to become a veterinary technician—through volunteering, she had found the one thing she truly wants to do.
Roya picked up a part-time job as a receptionist at an auto body shop to help support herself while she was in school, but it wasn’t long until she realized that she was already where she wanted to be.