DESIGNING OUR ECONOMIES INDIGENOMICS BY DESIGN SPEAKERS
Frank grew up in Northern Manitoba and is a member of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation. He holds an undergraduate degree in Indigenous Studies from the University of Manitoba, five certificates from the Canadian Securities Institute and a post-graduate certificate in finance from Harvard University. Frank has an extensive network amongst First Nations communities in Canada, having traveled to over 275 First Nations communities over the course of his career.
For the past several years, Frank dedicated his efforts to bringing low-cost capital to Indigenous communities in Canada, through a one-of-a-kind Indigenous treasury service. In his capacity, Frank was involved in deploying over $725M to First Nations across Canada and continues to advocate for First Nations led institutions.
As CEO of NationFUND, Frank is driven to continue to promote sources of responsible capital that Indigneous communities require to be equity owners of the ventures they host on their territories. Frank is a published author and past recipient of the Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature. He serves on the Board of Directors of a publicly traded industrial technology company and is a registered insider on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.