Magic Mann presents
Photo Credit: Allison Renville
Our goal is to promote a culture in the Vermont Cannabis Industry that acknowledges the disproportionate suffering of the BIPOC community caused by cannabis prohibition. We are committed to providing:
*Ongoing racial and criminal justice reform;
*Fair access to income opportunities; and
*Food security for ALL.
The Cannabis Community Comes Together
Thanks to the ongoing generosity of the cannabis community, the Magic Mann Global Indigenous Fund (MMGIF) is awarding a grant of up to $10,000 to any person who identifies as Indigenous or as a multi generational Vermonter and who wants access to the Cannabis Industry.
Thanks to over two dozen local businesses in the canna-community as well as donations at check-out in our retail store, we were able to provide TWO different $10,000 grants to people in the community.
Stay Tuned For The Next Round of Grants!
What Has The MMGIF Done To Date?
April 2023 – Donated $2,000 to each of the following organizations: Gedakina, Abenaki Helping Abenaki, Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous People and Aunt Dot’s Place
SEPTEMBER 2022 – The Global Indigenous Fund created by Magic Mann created their first Global Indigenous Grant. A grant funded by members of the Vermont Cannabis Business Industry in hopes of providing the starting cornerstones for an Indigenous Community Member to join the Cannabis Community. In conjunction with the Pennywise Foundation, we look forward to the next step in the grant giving process and hope that we can return some of what was taken from them, back to the Indigenous Communities of our state and others in the United States.
2021 – Abenaki, Food and Education Drive to help provide healthy food options and Educate Vermonters about their indigenous neighbors.
DECEMBER 2020 – 5% of web profits was donated to MMGIF by Magic Mann LLC, to be allocated to the help feed and fund resources for Mohawk Akwesasne Youth in Northern NY and Canada.
NOVEMBER 2020 – We raised $1500 to purchase a portable commercial UV Light Sanitizer for Totsoh Trading Post. The hub of the community for Lukaichukai Arizona, and surrounding Communities.
Supporting The Local Community
We are grateful to be able to offer support the following organizations who have demonstrated a commitment to Indigenous rights and food insecurity:
Providing resources and opportunities for Native American youth, women and families across New England.
Abenaki Helping Abenaki
Their mission is to preserve the culture, community awareness, charitable endeavors and outreach of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki People (“Nulhegan Band”).
Seventh Generation Fund for Indigenous People
Focuses on cultural revitalization, leadership development, tribal sovereignty, and culturally appropriate economic development.
Aunt Dot’s Place
A safe and welcoming place where people can access help with basic needs such as food and personal care items with the assurance of being treated with dignity and respect.
Magic Mann Land Acknowledgement
I’d like to welcome you all here today, to this beautiful land that I am honored to sit on and cultivate my dreams. Today, I’d like to acknowledge this land the homelands of the Winooski People. We are nestled in the foothills of Mount Mansfield created so many millions of years ago as the continents collided. The comfort of seeing the Mountain and her foothills reminds me of the history of this land and the wonderful resources that are available to us. Resources for food, medicine, religion and material culture has always been harvested here. I always remind people as this industry opens, we are cultivating on land that has been harvested since millennium, this includes cannabis.
From my window at Magic Mann I can hear the beautiful songs the birds sing each day. The ones that grab my attention the most are the hawks that nest in the back of my business. In the summer we can hear the sounds of music playing and our community rejoicing. In the winter we can feel and see the peaceful and holographic changes in the snow and ice colors that reflect from the sunlight and dances on the road. Occasionally a doe will join in the dance.
Within the walls of Magic Mann I love developing relationships with the people of this community. I respect and honor all the plants and animals that live and thrive within the Winooski Watershed.
Although this beauty and fertility has always been here the Winooskik people have endure many hardships in caring for this land. Wars, Disease, Eugenics, politics and more has made their relationship with the land an ongoing challenge and continued fight.
Let’s take a minute to reflect and I invite you to join us in this honoring of the past, present and future history, beauty and resources this land has offered us.