Eastmain (Cree: ᐄᔅᒣᐃᓐ/Îsmein) is a Cree community located on east coast of James Bay at the mouth of the Eastmain River, Quebec, Canada. It is a small coastal Cree village with a population of 866 people in the 2016 Canadian Census up from 767 people at the 2011 Canadian Census. Its alternate Cree name is ᐙᐸᓅᑖᐤ/Wâpanûtâw, meaning Lands east of James Bay.
Terre réservée crie (Cree reserved land)
|Coordinates: 52°15′N 78°30′W|
|• Total||160.43 km2 (61.94 sq mi)|
|• Land||158.41 km2 (61.16 sq mi)|
Like the other coastal villages on Hudson and James Bay, Eastmain was settled around a Hudson's Bay Company trading post, which was originally called East Main House. Some Cree settled there for ease in trading.
- Reference number 20121 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
- "(Code 2499810) Census Profile". 2016 census. Statistics Canada. 2017.
- Geographic code 99810 in the official Répertoire des municipalités (in French)
- "Wabannutao Eeyou School Archived 2017-09-23 at the Wayback Machine." Cree School Board. Retrieved on September 23, 2017.