Culture-Based Education Repository (CBER) is a project of the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) designed to house culture-based education (CBE) curriculum aligned with Common Core State Standard (CCSS). The repository will serve as a clearinghouse for quality curriculum respectful of cultural and traditional knowledge and utilizing innovative instructional strategies to ensure Native students succeed. The purpose of the CBER is not to endorse a particular curriculum, product, or template, but to instead provide educators of Native students with the best resources for increasing the educational attainment of Native students.

There are two objectives for this project:

  1. Increase the supply of quality lessons and units aligned to CBE and CCSS that are readily available to all teachers, curriculum developers, and administrators.
  2. Provide educators with strategies, resources, and tools to strengthen the teacher-student connection that will enable their students to succeed.