The Center for Regional Studies’ Tribal/Community College Research Scholar presentation at The University of New Mexico will feature Milton Bluehouse Jr. speaking about Indigenous Cryptocurrencies and the Future of Tribal Economies

Milton Bluehouse Jr.

The presentation will be Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Frank Waters Room in Zimmerman Library and also via Zoom

Bluehouse will explore the digital currency landscape, including decentralized exchanges, and the participation of tribal governments in the creation, development, and acquisition of virtual currencies as another element to economic development unhindered by federal and state regulations.

Bluehouse is an associate professor at Diné College School of Business and Social Sciences in Tsaile, Ariz. He is a citizen of the Navajo Nation and currently teaches economic development, business management, and tribal government management at Diné College.

The Center for Regional Studies is supporting Bluehouse as he utilizes UNM’s resources to develop his research project, Indigenous Cryptocurrencies and the Future of Tribal Economies. Because Native Americans have the highest poverty rate among all groups within the United States, he recognizes new approaches to tribal economic development are needed.