Delaney Naruyaq’ Thiele is a Dena’ina Athabascan and Yup’ik woman from Anchorage, Alaska.
Delaney graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a minor in Alaska Native Studies. In 2018, she started her beading journey while taking an Alaska Native beading traditions class at UAA taught by Tlingit Elder Shirley Kendall. Delaney fell in love with the ancestral knowledge and beauty of beadwork. From this love, Cloudberry was born.
Delaney predominately uses Japanese glass beads and takes inspiration for her work from traditional Indigenous techniques and her picturesque homeland.
Cloudberry is the catalyst for Delaney's reconnection with her culture and has contributed to strengthening her identity as an Indigenous woman.