In Maasai culture, Justice refers to a process of consensus through which a conflict or crime is brought to a council of community members for binding resolution. The traditional system of Maasai justice continues to function, though now Maasai people are also subject to the laws of Kenya and Tanzania and there very different processes historically unknown in Maasailand, including judges, abstract laws, police and incarceration. MERC is accountable to Maasai justice as defined by our history, and that shows up in all of our work. Our history of activism demonstrates this accountability, as we only undertake work in alignment with community priorities. MERC fights for justice for all Maasai people, women and men, and supports the distribution of resources through traditional means. Justice in Maasailand means the return of Maasai lands to the stewardship of Olosho le Maa, the Maasai community. MERC also supports justice for all of the peoples of East Africa and of the world beyond, the Indigenous and other minoritized communities, their abilities to achieve empowerment on their own terms.