James Bay

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James Bay (Baie James, Wînipekw) is a large body of water located on the southern end of Hudson Bay in Canada.wikipedia
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Quebec

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It borders the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Waskaganish, Quebec, is a town farther to the north and east on James Bay.
It is bordered to the west by the province of Ontario and the bodies of water James Bay and Hudson Bay; to the north by Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay; to the east by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; and to the south by the province of New Brunswick and the US states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York.

Hudson Bay

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James Bay (Baie James, Wînipekw) is a large body of water located on the southern end of Hudson Bay in Canada.
Hudson Bay's southern arm is called James Bay.

Ontario

Ontario, CanadaONProvince of Ontario
It borders the Canadian provinces of Quebec and Ontario.
Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, and Quebec to the east and northeast, and to the south by the U.S. states of (from west to east) Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.

Akimiski Island

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Islands within the bay, the largest of which is Akimiski Island, are part of Nunavut.
Akimiski Island is the largest island in James Bay (a southeasterly extension of Hudson Bay), Canada, which is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the territory of Nunavut.

Nunavut

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Islands within the bay, the largest of which is Akimiski Island, are part of Nunavut.
The territory includes part of the mainland, most of the Arctic Archipelago, and all of the islands in Hudson Bay, James Bay, and Ungava Bay, including the Belcher Islands, all of which belonged to the Northwest Territories from which Nunavut was separated.

Kashechewan First Nation

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Several communities are located near or alongside James Bay, including a number of Aboriginal Canadian communities, such as the Kashechewan First Nation and nine communities affiliated with the Cree of northern Quebec.
The Kashechewan First Nation is a Cree First Nation band government located near James Bay in Northern Ontario, Canada.

Grand Council of the Crees

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Several communities are located near or alongside James Bay, including a number of Aboriginal Canadian communities, such as the Kashechewan First Nation and nine communities affiliated with the Cree of northern Quebec.
The Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) or the GCC(EI) (ᐄᔨᔨᐤ ᐊᔅᒌ in Cree), is the political body that represents the about 18,000 Crees or "Eeyou" ("Eenou", Inland dialect) of the territory called Eeyou Istchee ("The People's Land") in the James Bay and Nunavik regions of Northern Quebec, Canada.

Henry Hudson

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Henry Hudson is believed to have been the first European to enter the bay, when he explored it in 1610 as part of his exploration of the larger bay that was named for him.
In 1611, after wintering on the shore of James Bay, Hudson wanted to press on to the west, but most of his crew mutinied.

Hudson's Bay Company

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It was an area of importance to the Hudson's Bay Company and British expansion into Canada.
The Nonsuch continued to James Bay, the southern portion of Hudson Bay, where its explorers founded, in 1668, the first fort on Hudson Bay, Charles Fort at the mouth of the Rupert River.

List of Hudson Bay rivers

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This charter granted a complete trading monopoly to the company of the whole Hudson Bay basin (including James Bay).
This list of Hudson Bay rivers includes the principal rivers draining into the Hudson, James and Ungava bays of the Arctic Ocean.

Cree

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At the time of contact with Europeans, the indigenous peoples along both shores of the bay were ethnically Cree peoples.
* Cree Nation of Chisasibi is at the Cree village of Chisasibi on the south shore of La Grande River on the eastern shore of James Bay.

Arctic Archipelago Marine Ecozone (CEC)

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James Bay represents the southern extent of the Arctic Archipelago Marine ecozone.
The Arctic Archipelago Marine Ecozone, as defined by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), is a marine ecozone in the Canadian Arctic, encompassing Hudson Bay, James Bay, the internal waters and some shores of the islands in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, and the shores of the territories, northern Ontario and western Quebec.

Hudson Plains Ecozone (CEC)

Hudson Plains
While the coastal areas are primarily in the Hudson Plains, the northeastern coast bordering Quebec is in the Taiga Shield ecozone.
The Hudson Plains Ecozone, as defined by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), is a sparsely populated Canadian subarctic ecozone extending from the western coast of Quebec to the coast of Manitoba, encompassing all coastal areas of James Bay and those of southern Hudson Bay, stretching to about 50°N latitude.

Thomas James (sea captain)

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This southerly bay was named in honour of Thomas James, a Welsh captain who explored the area more thoroughly in 1630 and 1631.
James left Bristol in May 1631 on Henrietta Maria, took a month to pass Hudson Strait, was blocked by ice from going north, went west, met Luke Foxe on 29 July, reached land near Churchill, Manitoba on 11 August, went southeast to the entrance of James Bay at Cape Henrietta Maria (which James named after the wife of King Charles I ), went down the west shore of James Bay and in October chose Charlton Island as a wintering post.

Hudson Bay Lowlands

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The western shore, however, is characterised by broad tundra lowlands that are an extension of the Hudson Bay Lowlands, and the vegetation is mostly muskeg bog.
Hudson Bay Lowlands are a vast wetland located between the Canadian Shield and southern shores of Hudson Bay and James Bay.

Pierre-Esprit Radisson

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The fur-trapping duo of explorers Pierre-Esprit Radisson and Médard des Groseilliers convinced the English Crown, primarily Prince Rupert of the Rhine, a favoured nephew of Charles I and cousin to Charles II, that a colonial enterprise in the north would yield wealth in minerals and fur.
In September 1668, the landed in the Rupert River region on the shores of James Bay, where Des Groseilliers used his knowledge of frontier living to build dwellings for the crew in which to pass the winter.

Eastern Canadian Shield taiga

Eastern Canadian Shield
This rocky and hilly eastern shore forms the western edge of the Canadian Shield in Quebec and as such, the main habitat is boreal forest of the Eastern Canadian Shield taiga ecoregion.
Located in northeastern Canada, this ecoregion covers a large part of northern Quebec and most of Labrador, reaching from Hudson Bay and James Bay in the west, across to Ungava Bay and east to the Atlantic Ocean coast of Labrador.

Polar bear

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Ringed seals are common elsewhere along James Bay and polar bears can be seen hunting the seals as prey.
While they are rare north of 88°, there is evidence that they range all the way across the Arctic, and as far south as James Bay in Canada.

Harricana River

Harricana
Here the Kesagami and Harricana Rivers flow into James Bay.
While 80% of its drainage area is in Quebec, the river flows for a short distance through Ontario before it ends in Hannah Bay off James Bay.

Southern James Bay

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About 238 km 2 is protected under the Migratory Birds Convention Act of Canada as the Hannah Bay Bird Sanctuary.
Southern James Bay is a coastal wetland complex in northeastern Ontario, Canada bordering James Bay and Quebec.

Kesagami River

Kesagami
Here the Kesagami and Harricana Rivers flow into James Bay.
It is part of the James Bay drainage basin, and is a left tributary of the Harricana River.

Polar Bear Provincial Park

Polar Bear
A large portion of this area is part of the Polar Bear Provincial Park.
It lies on the western shore where James Bay joins Hudson Bay.

Waskaganish

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Waskaganish, Quebec, is a town farther to the north and east on James Bay.
Waskaganish (ᐙᔅᑳᐦᐄᑲᓂᔥ/Wâskâhîkaniš, Little House) is a Cree community of over 2,200 people at the mouth of the Rupert River on the south-east shore of James Bay in Northern Quebec, Canada.

Chisasibi

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Chisasibi (ᒋᓵᓰᐲ/Cisâsîpî meaning Great River) is a village on the eastern shore of James Bay, in the Eeyou Istchee equivalent territory (ET) in northern Quebec, Canada.

Médard des Groseilliers

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The fur-trapping duo of explorers Pierre-Esprit Radisson and Médard des Groseilliers convinced the English Crown, primarily Prince Rupert of the Rhine, a favoured nephew of Charles I and cousin to Charles II, that a colonial enterprise in the north would yield wealth in minerals and fur.
Nonsuch made it to Hudson Bay and continued south, into James Bay.