Post-secondary education helped Lynda Price reach her goals

Lynda Price

Even as a young girl growing up on a ranch along Lessard Lake near Anahim Lake, B.C., Lynda Price recognized the importance of getting an education.

She realized it would help her reach her short and long-term goals. Price eventually earned a Certificate in First Nations Public Administration (while she was Chief of the Ulkatcho First Nation) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in First Nations Studies with a minor in political science from UNBC.

Price is Nuxalk/Southern Carrier on her maternal side from Nagwuntl'oo. On her paternal side, her ancestors came from Norway. She was the featured guest of our Aboriginal Alumni Speaker Series last week.

Over the years, she has served in served in several leadership roles, including a School District No. 27 Trustee. As Chief of her community, Price was the first woman elected to the Union of BC Chiefs' executive council.

In 2015, she earned a Juris Doctor of Law degree and now has a business in her home community supporting First Nations in the area of restorative justice.