https://www.mennonitemission.net/about/board/Sarah Augustine

Yakima Valley, Washington

Sarah Augustine

Board member


Home: Yakima Valley, Washington 

Home Congregation: Seattle Mennonite Church

Occupation: Founder and cochair of the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery and executive director of a Dispute Resolution Center in central Washington State. 

Sarah Augustine, who is a Pueblo (Tewa) descendant, is the founder and cochair of the Coalition to Dismantle the Doctrine of Discovery and the executive director of a Dispute Resolution Center in central Washington state. She is also the co-founder of Suriname Indigenous Health Fund (SIHF), through which, she has advocated for vulnerable Indigenous peoples since 2004. She has represented the interests of Indigenous community partners to their own governments, the Inter-American development bank, the United Nations, the Organization of American States Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the World Health Organization (WHO) and a host of other international actors, including corporate interests. She employs shuttle diplomacy and group decision-making strategies to de-escalate conflict and establish common ground between Indigenous communities and external interests. She has written for SojournersThe Mennonite, Anabaptist Witness and Response Magazine. Augustine is currently a columnist for Anabaptist World and co-hosts the Doctrine of Discovery podcast with Sheri Hostetler. She and her husband, Dan Peplow, as well as their son, live in the Yakima Valley in Washington state. She is the author of the book, "The Land Is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery."

 Related articles

 

 

Jesus' followers are called to stand in support of Indian Child Welfare Acthttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4829/Jesus-followers-are-called-to-stand-in-support-of-Indian-Child-Welfare-Act-Jesus' followers are called to stand in support of Indian Child Welfare ActBy Jane Ross Richer
For Indigenous Mennonite woman, Thanksgiving is reminder of losshttps://www.mennonitemission.net/blog/4817/For-Indigenous-Mennonite-woman-Thanksgiving-is-reminder-of-lossFor Indigenous Mennonite woman, Thanksgiving is reminder of lossBy Sarah Augustine
Doing two-way mission more than one wayhttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/4631/Doing-two-way-mission-more-than-one-wayDoing two-way mission more than one wayBy Laurie Oswald Robinson
Fostering respectful relationships with indigenous peoplehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/4004/Fostering-respectful-relationships-with-indigenous-peopleFostering respectful relationships with indigenous peopleBy Laurie Oswald Robinson
Dream about dolphins symbolizes western impact on indigenous peoplehttps://www.mennonitemission.net/news/3988/Dream-about-dolphins-symbolizes-western-impact-on-indigenous-peopleDream about dolphins symbolizes western impact on indigenous peopleBy Laurie Oswald Robinson
Connect with Mennonite Mission Network international workers at MennoCon 2019https://www.mennonitemission.net/news/3967/Connect-with-Mennonite-Mission-Network-international-workers-at-MennoCon-2019Connect with Mennonite Mission Network international workers at MennoCon 2019By Travis Duerksen with Laurie Oswald Robinson