Hougen Group


A First Nations Woman showing Rolf Hougen how to prepare fish for drying.


Preparing Fish for Drying, 1971.

The Tanner and Hougen Family

The Tanner and Hougen Family, with three boats, traveled from Whitehorse to Dawson City on the Yukon River. August 7th to 13th – 7 days.

Below Carmacks, they stopped at a First Nations fish camp – where some smoked salmon was obtained.

Top Photo: A First Nations Woman showing Rolf Hougen how to prepare fish for drying
Bottom Photo: Fish being dried


University of Canada North Meeting, 1971.

University of Canada North Meeting

In October, delegates from the Northwest Territories and the Yukon met in Inuvik for the inaugural meeting to form the University of Canada North.

At the table, Dick Hill, NWT Chairman, Rolf Hougen, Yukon Chairman, and Richard Rohmer the “driving force” behind the idea


Leslie Nielsen talking to Marg Hougen and Johnnie Helm, 1971.


Leslie and Erik Nielsen Attend Reception, 1971.

French Trade Commissioner

A reception was held at the home of Margaret and Rolf Hougen in honour of the French Trade Commissioner. Great French wine and cheese was served. Among those attending were brothers, Leslie and Erik Nielsen.

Top Photo: Marg Hougen, Leslie and Johnnie Helm
Bottom Photo: Leslie Nielsen and Erik Nielsen


Robert Stanfield Relaxing at Quiet Lake, 1971.


Robert Stanfield Relaxing at Quiet Lake, 1971.

Robert Stanfield, PC

As leader of the opposition, Robert Stanfield, P.C., had been very active. He came to Quiet Lake on the invitation of Erik Nielsen prior to his trip to Japan and other parts of Asia. He relaxed, dove into the lake off the Hougen’s dock –7 times- Rolf remarked about the cold water to which he responded

“You must remember, I’m from Nova Scotia, the water’s cold there, too!”