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Eleanor Thomas, Elrita Harvey, Alice Benally and Jonas Yazzie wait for the next session to start at the 5th annual Johnson-O’Malley conference last week in Flagstaff. The conference emphasized the importance of involving parents and Navajo values n the education of Navajo children. Photo/Pat Carr

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Educators and parents from across the Navajo Nation convened in Flagstaff for the 5th annual Johnson-O’Malley (JOM) Subcontractors Conference. The conference was held in the High Country Conference Center at Northern Arizona University.