What is Authentic Voices of North Dakota?

Authentic Voices amplifies the hope-filled voices of survivors of childhood abuse.



Media Gallery


  • November 2015: “Authentic Voices” 15-minute film release.
  • June 2015: “How We Survive: A Conversation” launch.
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  • April 2015: Rough cut of “Authentic Voices” 10-minute film release.
  • April 2015-present: “Authentic Voices 2: How We Survive” book release events.
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  • April 2015: “Plates for Prevention” fundraiser by the 2015 Women’s Leadership Program of the Center for Technology & Business. Jeans Day support from Gate City Bank employees.
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  • February-October 2014: Authentic Voices authors present at prevention conferences.
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  • May 2013: Bismarck State College Theatre Department produces and directs short play based on “Authentic Voices.”
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  • June 2011-October 2014: “Authentic Voices” book signing and reading events.
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  • June 2011: “Authentic Voices,” volume 1, release.
  • Summer 2004-Spring 2011: Public speaking events in Fargo, Bismarck, Minot, and statewide.
  • Spring 2004: Founding of Authentic Voices project by Heather Pautz and partners.


  • North Dakota Department of Human Services, Children and Family Services Division.
  • Alliance for Children’s Justice.


For more information, contact Sandy Tibke, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 701.223.9052.