Missing Native Americans (Cattaraugus Village Police Department)

Urban Indigenous Collective filed this request with the Cattaraugus Village Police Department of Cattaraugus, NY.
Multi Request Missing Native Americans
Due March 30, 2021
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Urban Indigenous Collective

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the New York Freedom of Information Law, I hereby request the following records:

Basic information on all cases (open and closed) of missing American Indian/Alaska Native persons (including juveniles) within your region, from 2000 through 2020; this basic information can include but is not limited to: person name, age, DOB, incident date, case closure date, county/jurisdiction in which person was reported missing.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Urban Indigenous Collective

From: Cattaraugus Village Police Department

I have uploaded a response from my agency, at this time we have no reports of missing native americans.

From: Urban Indigenous Collective

Thank you for replying back to our FOIL request,

We have a few follow up questions:
1. Do you keep records of missing cases in your jurisdiction?
2. Do you keep these records based on race/ethnicity, gender, age, and/or other demographic characteristics?
3. If you do not have any records pertaining to missing Native Americans/Alaska Natives, do you have any records of murdered Native America/Alaska Natives in file in your jurisdiction?

Thank you in advance for your anticipated participation in the matter.


Urban Indigenous Collective