Fire won't deter Indian woman from foster care

A fire that claimed the lives of four young members of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribe won't deter Marlys Robertson from providing foster care to those who need it.

Robertson, a grandmother, considered giving up her role as a caregiver after the January fire. Four children in her care died while three others escaped.

But family members and others encouraged Robertson not to give up. The tribe's child-protection director says she is a model foster parent.

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