Take the traditional lyrics of a favourite seasonal carol and mix in contemporary info and you have the annotated Good King Wenceslas. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott has built an evidentiary base to illuminate the traditional lyrics.
We wish to acknowledge this land on which the Wellesley Institute operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.
Revised by the Ceremonial Committee at the University of Toronto Office of Indigenous Initiatives in April 2021.