From ICT here. An interesting article on research, and an excerpt:

“‘How come old people don’t tell us the things we need to know?’ and the old man says, ‘You never asked,'” Poupart said. “That’s kind of the Indian way of learning. … We have to remember that going to the source of the information is critically important to understand the Indian mind.”
The Summit, hosted by the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health (CRCAIH), drew nearly 300 attendees to the Sanford Center in Bejmidi, Minnesota.
“There’s a lot of research being done, not all of it on health, but thankfully it is being done in health because we have such … severe challenges in our communities,” he said.

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/07/09/john-poupart-how-incorporate-indian-values-research-methodologies-155729