Cape Hope Islands

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Cape Hope Islands
Location James Bay
Coordinates 52°24′N 78°48′W / 52.4°N 78.8°W / 52.4; -78.8 (Cape Hope Islands)Coordinates: 52°24′N 78°48′W / 52.4°N 78.8°W / 52.4; -78.8 (Cape Hope Islands)
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Nunavut Nunavut
Region Qikiqtaaluk
Population Uninhabited

The Cape Hope Islands are an uninhabited Canadian arctic islands group located within the midsection of James Bay in Nunavut, Canada. They are situated south of Vieux-Comptoir (Old Factory).


The Inuit who lived on the Cape Hope Islands in the 1930s were transferred by the government to Great Whale River in 1960.[1] They now live in Kuujjuarapik, Quebec, and there is no longer a permanent settlement on the Cape Hope Islands.

Notable people[edit]

  • Minnie Aodla Freeman, publisher, author, producer, was born on the Cape Hope Islands.[2]


  1. ^ Morantz, Toby Elaine (2002). The white man's gonna getcha: the colonial challenge to the Crees in Quebec. McGill-Queen's Press. pp. 64–65. ISBN 0-7735-2299-9. 
  2. ^ "Minnie Aodla Freeman". 26 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-21.