Honorable Richard Blake

Judge Blake is the Chief Judge for the Redding Rancheria, Judge of the Tolowa Dee-ni Nation Juvenile Healing to Wellness Court and appellate Justice for the Cow Creek Tribe. He is also a proud member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe. In July 2018, he retired from the Hoopa Valley Tribal Court bench after 17 years.

Judge Blake is the President of the Board of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, having served on the board for the past 14-years. He is the Region 2 representative for the courts in California, Nevada and Hawaii.

Judge Blake is the founder of the Northern California Tribal Court Coalition, which currently has a membership of five northern California Tribal Court including Hoopa, Yurok, Smith River, Trinidad Rancheria, Bear River and Karuk Tribes.