This past December, the trial for the return of ancestral land to the Maasai people was heard for the first time in Kenyan court. The hearing was itself a major victory for the Maasai community in its efforts to regain land occupied under British colonial rule and then reoccupied by wealthy Kenyans shortly after Indepdence in 1963. The community filed suit for the return of 30,000 acres of this land at a place called Mau Narok in April 2010, and since that time Maasai people at Mau Narok–men, women and children, have been threatened, beaten, jailed and even killed in an apparent effort to settle the issue outside of court. The Maasai community has stood strong. It has maintained a commitment to non-violence, and to its singular goal of receiving a fair hearing of this issue in Kenyan court. In the context of the court battle, a movement of Maasai people has coalesced around the Mau Narok case. On November 9, the case was moved to the Court on Human Rights, and the next hearing date is set for December 15th. Many eyes in Kenya and the world are watching this case, which is considered to be an acid test of Kenya’s court, newly reformed under the Constitution passed in July of 2010.