As I have done research for The Jhon Collector Mysteries I have followed the three directives I encourage: Learn. Know. Understand.
One of the things that has come to my attention because of this effort is The Oak Lake Writers Society. From their web site:
“Since 1993, the Society has endeavored to strengthen and preserve Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota cultures through the development of culture-based writing.”
Everyone would do well to learn from them: