Outstanding Voices: Graton Rancheria Resort and Casino’s Greg Sarris believes equality is all about inclusion

When introducing himself Greg Sarris likes to say he’s a professor, novelist, screenwriter and an Indian chief. An academic and writer, Sarris helped lead his tribe’s efforts to be federally recognized as an American Indian Nation. In addition, he spearheaded the development of...
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Graton Casino Breaks Ground on Resort near Rohnert Park

The Graton Resort & Casino on Wednesday unveiled plans for a 200-room hotel and convention center, an expansion intended to make the Bay Area’s largest gambling operation into a bona fide travel destination in the heart of Wine Country. The $175 million hotel and convention...
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Graton Resort Casino Provides Playground Equipment and Senior Citizen Transportation for Rohnert Park

City of Rohnert Park Councilmembers, Graton Resort & Casino and CBS EcoMedia Attend “Community Day” Celebration. ROHNERT PARK, CALIF., May 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Graton Resort & Casino has teamed up with the National Recreation and Park Association and CBS...
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Against the Odds

In discovering his own identity, Greg Sarris helped a scattered Indian tribe reassert theirs. By Sam Scott The man who’s bringing slot machines by the thousands to the Bay Area’s doorstep isn’t much for gambling himself. A self-described Prius-driving nerd, Greg...
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Staff Spotlight: Greg Sarris

Many people know Greg Sarris as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and one of the key individuals involved in the opening of the new Graton Rancheria Casino. However, the novelist, screen writer and teacher is trying to show his commitment for improving the...
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Greg Sarris filled with gratitude

Greg Sarris, Tribal Chairman of the Graton Rancheria, greets customers at the opening of the Graton Resort and Casino Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013 in Rohnert Park. (Kent Porter / Press Democrat) As the first crowds streamed through the doors of the Graton Resort & Casino on Tuesday...
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Casino Adds Finishing Touches

The Graton Resort and Casino on Tuesday welcomed media for a sneak peak preview before the upcoming grand opening on Nov. 5. “It’s very exciting,” said General Manager Joe Hasson of the upcoming opening. “A year ago I was standing here on dirt.” Hasson and Vice Present of...
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Greg Sarris had a simple goal for his tribe: self-reliance. All he needed was a billion dollars.

The Graton Rancheria offices are in a stucco-and-glass Rubik’s Cube of a building on an industrial parkway south of the casino. The space is home not only to administrative offices, but also to the Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) program. The multistory...
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Graton Resort and Casino unveiled before Nov. 5 opening – The Press Democrat

The scale and scope of the Graton Resort & Casino came into sharp focus Wednesday when its doors were thrown open to the media for the first time. The event was part of a well-orchestrated marketing campaign for the casino that is gathering steam in advance of the...
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Inside Scoop: A peek inside the star-studded restaurants at the Graton Resort & Casino, due next month

The much anticipated Graton Resort & Casino opens at Highway 101 and Wilfred Avenue in Rohnert Park on Nov. 5, complete with four full-service and nine casual restaurants. And hardly anyone is as excited about it as celebrity chef Martin Yan, who came to Sonoma County today...
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