Dominique has over 30 years of experience in Aboriginal access to capital research, policy and program development in the areas of micro-credit, business finance, community banking, risk capital, housing and infrastructure financing, financial literacy, social finance and First Nation government finance in and out of government. His focus has been on innovative financing solutions that integrate good governance, sustainability, social justice, financial viability and consistency with First Nation values and culture. He has been involved since inception in the development of several Aboriginal Capital Corporations (ACCs), of the Aboriginal Financial Institution (AFI) network as a whole and of the First Nations Finance Authority (FNFA).
Dominique’s PhD research focused on economic modernization and the development of strong personal and cultural identities in First Nations. He has published and co-authored numerous research and policy papers, most recently the 2017 update of a quantitative and qualitative assessment of First Nation access to government and market sources of capital for business and economic development since 1975.