Montana Folk Festival


David and the Git-Hoan Dancers will be performing July 12-14 in Butte, Montana! This is Git-Hoan’s first trip to Big Sky Country! You can find more info at



Ivar’s Salmon House

The New Whale Maker Lounge!


David recently created two design’s for Ivar’s Salmon House on Lake Union in Seattle, WA for their newly remodeled, Whale Maker Lounge. The designs have been reproduced throughout the lounge onto menus, mirrors, coasters and even copper engraved table tops!

This is the continuation of a total restaurant remodel that started in 2007 with the “Welcome Man” pole carved by David and his father and some carved panels. Plans for the next phase are already underway!

“I’m very proud to be doing work for such a wonderful company. Ivar’s is a Seattle institution and they have made a true commitment to upgrade the Salmon House with cultural accuracy and sensitivity.” -David Robert Boxley














Summer 2012 Updates

Celebration 2012

This June 7-9, David and the Git Hoan Dancers will attend Celebration 2012 in Juneau, Alaska. To learn more about this exciting dance and culture festival you can visit the Sealaska website here.



2oth Annual Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival

David and Git Hoan will be featured at the 20th Annual Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market and Festival this June 23-24 in Indiannapolis. To view a schedule of events and performance times, click here.


Santa Fe Indian Market

This August will bring David and Git Hoan to Santa Fe. For the past ninety years, Santa Fe Indian Market has brought together the most gifted Native American artists from the U.S. with millions of visitors and collectors from around the world. The extended weekend of beauty and celebration ranks as the world’s largest and most highly acclaimed Native American arts show and as New Mexico’s largest attended annual weekend event. Visit the SWAIA website here.



Smithsonian Totem Pole 2012

In January 2012, David A. Boxley’s pole for the National Museum of the American Indian was raised in Washington, DC. David R. assisted his father in the carving of this monumental work. Watch their story below.

Totem Pole Carver

David is spending this summer in his home of Metlakatla, Alaska carving a memorial pole for his grandmother, LaVerne Welcome, who passed away last September at the age of 87. The 15 foot red cedar pole features an Eagle, to represent Laverne’s clan, Laxsgyiik (Eagle Clan), as well as a female figure to represent her. David is carving a basket in the hands of the woman to recall all the treasures LaVerne cared for at the Duncan Cottage Museum in Metlakatla, where she was the first curator and the director for 25 years.

The pole is to be raised on September 24, 2011 as part of the memorial potlatch for LaVerne hosted by David and his father, David Albert Boxley.

Here’s a sneak peek at David’s progress on the pole. For more images, visit David’s Facebook page.