Milton Bluehouse, Jr.
Milton "JR" Bluehouse is the owner of Tribal Consultation Resources (TCR), LLC, and a citizen of the Navajo Nation. Prior to establishing TRC, Bluehouse served as the Native American/Alaska Native Environmental Program Manager and Native Dispute Resolution Network Coordinator for the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. Bluehouse also served as the Environmental Justice State Coordinator and Tribal Liaison for the New Mexico Environment Department where he worked to improve government and community relations on environmental resources throughout the state, and co-developed the first tribal consultation policy for the Environment Department, the Office of State Engineer, and the New Mexico Minerals Natural Resources Department.
In 2008, Milton received the EPA EJ National Award on behalf of the Environment Department for innovative policy development and implementation on environmental Justice. Upon graduation from law school, Milton worked for the Navajo Nation Washington Office, the Office of the Navajo Nation President and Vice President, and the Navajo Nation Council’s Office of Legislative Services on tribal legislative advocacy involving the U.S. Congress, the States of New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. He also worked as a legislative policy advisor for several Navajo tribal council committees, chapters, and communities. His focus during this time was on tribal health care, social services, public safety, and veterans affairs.
As the owner of Tribal Consultation Resources, JR provides tribal meeting facilitation, tribal intergovernmental relations training, policy and legislative analysis, strategic communications, and campaign services. He is currently apprenticing as a traditional/cultural Dine’ peacemaker, with an emphasis on cultural/religious/health uses for the environment, natural resources, and Navajo community conflict resolution. JR is a 2004 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School and the University of Arizona in 2000. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1991-1995. His interests include national and local politics, reading, short story and script writing, amateur standup comedy, and traveling. [Source: Triangle Associates, Inc.]