Epistemology is the study of how one knows what they know.
Anthropologist Goulet describes the Dene Tha as a people who learn and approach information-giving as a process of experiencing things, not passively being told things.
Goulet stresses the idea of trying to experience the culture as a Dene Tha would in order to get at root of their religious practices. This is an experiential or generative approach.
This implies that Dene Tha rely on direct experience to convey and obtain knowledge and will be resistant to sharing this cultural knowledge to outsiders.