Itzchak Kornfeld, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, delivers his presentation “The Human Right to Water on the Wind River Indian Reservation” on Tuesday at the University of Wyoming College of Law. Kornfeld discussed the legacy of contaminated groundwater left by the Susquehanna-Western uranium mill near Riverton, and asked whether Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho American citizens have a right to uncontaminated water. Tuesday’s event was one of two public events this week as part of Law Week 2019 focusing on the timely American Indian topics of water contamination on the Wind River Indian Reservation and a Crow hunting rights case recently decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The College of Law will host a panel discussion on the latter topic, “Herrera v. Wyoming: The Way Forward on American Indian Treaty Rights,” at 6 p.m. Thursday in the College of Law’s large moot courtroom.
JOEL FUNK/Wyoming Boomerang staff