Moose Factory

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Moose Factory is a community in the Cochrane District, Ontario, Canada.wikipedia
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Moose River (Ontario)

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It is located on Moose Factory Island, near the mouth of the Moose River, which is at the southern end of James Bay.
Moose Factory, located on Moose Factory Island near the river's mouth, was a fur trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company and Ontario's first English settlement.

Hudson's Bay Company

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It was the first English-speaking settlement in lands now making up Ontario and the second Hudson's Bay Company post to be set up in North America after Fort Rupert. The term "Factory" refers to the jurisdiction of a factor (a business agent or merchant in charge of buying or selling) of the Hudson's Bay Company. In 1673, Charles Bayly of the Hudson's Bay Company established a fur-trading post originally called Moose Fort.
Rupert House (1668, southeast), Moose Factory (1673, south) and Fort Albany, Ontario (1679, west) were erected on James Bay; three other posts were established on the western shore of Hudson Bay proper: Fort Severn (1689), York Factory (1684) and Fort Churchill (1717).

Cree

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The settlement is mainly inhabited by the Cree, but the hospital which provides healthcare services to the people of the island and surrounding area (collectively known as the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority) attracts a diverse group of people as an employer. The Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, a non-profit Regional Chiefs' Council representing eight Cree First Nations in northern Ontario, has its headquarters in Moose Factory.
Mushkegowuk Council, based in Moose Factory, Ontario, represents chiefs from six First Nations across Ontario.

Moose Factory Island

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It is located on Moose Factory Island, near the mouth of the Moose River, which is at the southern end of James Bay.

Pierre de Troyes, Chevalier de Troyes

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So in 1686, Chevalier de Troyes led a small contingent of French soldiers north on an expedition to raid HBC forts.
Pierre de Troyes, born at unknown date, died 1688, was a captain that led the French capture of Moose Factory, Rupert House, and Fort Albany in Hudson Bay 1686.

Hudson Bay expedition (1686)

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So in 1686, Chevalier de Troyes led a small contingent of French soldiers north on an expedition to raid HBC forts.
Led by the Chevalier de Troyes, the expedition captured the outposts at Moose Factory, Rupert House, Fort Albany, and the company ship Craven.

Moosonee

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On the mainland, across the Moose River, is the nearby community of Moosonee, which is accessible by water taxi in the summer, ice road in the winter and chartered helicopter in the off-season (break-up or freeze-up). Today the Weeneebayko General Hospital provides medical services as part of the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority to residents of Moose Factory, Moosonee as well as Fort Albany, Ontario, Attawapiskat First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation and Peawanuck First Nation.
Nearby on Moose Factory Island is the community of Moose Factory to which it is connected by water taxi in the summer and ice road in the winter.

Treaty 9

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In 1905, the Cree signed a treaty (Treaty 9) with the government that established the Factory Island Indian Reserve.

James Bay

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It is located on Moose Factory Island, near the mouth of the Moose River, which is at the southern end of James Bay.

Fort Albany First Nation

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Today the Weeneebayko General Hospital provides medical services as part of the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority to residents of Moose Factory, Moosonee as well as Fort Albany, Ontario, Attawapiskat First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation and Peawanuck First Nation.
The road links all the surrounding communities together, such as Attawapiskat, Moosonee, Moose Factory and Kashechewan.

Attawapiskat First Nation

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Today the Weeneebayko General Hospital provides medical services as part of the Weeneebayko Area Health Authority to residents of Moose Factory, Moosonee as well as Fort Albany, Ontario, Attawapiskat First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation and Peawanuck First Nation.
The seasonal James Bay winter road connects the communities of Attawapiskat, Kashechewan, Fort Albany, Moosonee and Moose Factory.

Factor (agent)

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The term "Factory" refers to the jurisdiction of a factor (a business agent or merchant in charge of buying or selling) of the Hudson's Bay Company.

Charles Bayly

In 1673, Charles Bayly of the Hudson's Bay Company established a fur-trading post originally called Moose Fort.
In subsequent years he established the first post at Moose Factory and explored and developed trade.

Moose Cree First Nation

Moose Fort
The largest employer is the Weeneebayko General Hospital, followed by Moose Cree First Nation and Northern Stores.
Moose Factory became Ontario's first English-speaking settlement.

Mushkegowuk Council

Mushkegowuk Tribal Council
The Mushkegowuk Tribal Council, a non-profit Regional Chiefs' Council representing eight Cree First Nations in northern Ontario, has its headquarters in Moose Factory.
The council, located in Moose Factory, Ontario provides advisory services and program delivery to its eight member nations.

Duane Linklater

Born in 1976 in Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada, he now lives in North Bay, Ontario.

Revillon Frères

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Around the same time, the Parisian furrier company Revillon Frères set up a trading post on the west bank of the Moose River.

Tamarack geese

Other crafts practiced in Moose Factory include the production of tamarack geese, snowshoes, and soapstone carvings which are sold locally.
The art of making these birds was beginning to fade, but in 1968 John Blueboy of Moose Factory, Ontario had the idea of reviving the practice by creating smaller versions to be sold as souvenirs.

List of Indian residential schools in Canada

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In Moose Factory, Bishop Horden Memorial School also known as Horden Hall Residential School, Moose Factory Residential School, Moose Fort Indian Residential School (1907-1963), named after Bishop Horden, serving all the communities in the James Bay area, was run by the Anglican Church.

St. Thomas' Anglican Church (Moose Factory, Ontario)

St. Thomas' Anglican Church
St. Thomas' Anglican Church is an historic Carpenter Gothic style Anglican church edifice built by the Hudson's Bay Company in Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada.

Tidewater Provincial Park

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The Tidewater Provincial Park is nearby on the adjacent island facing Moosonee.
Tidewater Provincial Park is a provincial park located on five islands in the Moose River estuary between Moosonee and Moose Factory, Ontario, Canada:

Unorganized North Cochrane District

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The territory includes the communities of Abitibi Canyon, Brower, Calstock, Coppell, Departure Lake, Driftwood, Eades, Fontaine's Landing, Fraserdale, Frederick, Gardiner, Ghost River, Hallebourg, Hunta, Jogues, Kitigan, Lac-Sainte-Thérèse, Low Bush River, Marina Veilleux, Mead, Moose Factory (partial), Norembega, Pagwa River, Smoky Falls and Tunis.

John Horden

Bishop Horden
In Moose Factory, Bishop Horden Memorial School also known as Horden Hall Residential School, Moose Factory Residential School, Moose Fort Indian Residential School (1907-1963), named after Bishop Horden, serving all the communities in the James Bay area, was run by the Anglican Church.

Jonathan Cheechoo

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Cheechoo is a member of the Cree First Nations tribe from Moose Factory, Ontario.