History has delivered a moment of opportunity to the Maasai community of Kenya not seen for the past 100 years, the chance to regain ancestral land stolen under British colonialism and retaken by wealthy and powerful Kenyans at the time of Independence. Seizing the opportunity, the Maasai community has organized a movement for civil rights that promises not only the return of this land, but sets precedent for other communities in Kenya and elsewhere. Maasai communities moved their cattle back to unused parts of Mau Narok after the release in 2008 of research which confirms that the land’s occupation is illegal under international law and Kenya’s own law. Following the December 3, 2010 assassination of long time land rights activist Moses Ole Mpoe in the context of this case, the Maasai community began to gather. Through the past year, thousands of Maasai people have met for education, conflict resoluation and non-violence training, prayer and organizing. In February, 15,000 Maasai people gathered at Mau Narok from as far away as Samburu, Amboseli and the border of Tanzania, to show support for the case: this was the largest gathering of Maasai people since before the colonial occupation of Kenya.