Home / Currents / Navajo Carlyle Begay Sang Prayer at the Inauguration Prayer Service at the Navajo Carlyle Begay Sang Prayer at the Inauguration Prayer Service at the by Levi Rickert / Currents / 28 Jan 2017 Tweet White House aide Carlyle Begay. Published January 28, 2017 WASHINGTON – Former Arizona state Senator Carlyle Begay (Navajo) sang a prayer the President Donald Trump’s inauguration prayer service held the Washington National Cathedral last Saturday. Begay, who is working in the Trump White House, was asked to give a Navajo blessing. He sang the word “hozho” over and over. The word defines the essence of Navajo or Diné philosophy. It encompasses beauty, order, and harmony, and expresses the idea of striving for balance. Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Related Related Posts “How Michel Temer Incites Violence against the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil by Valerie Reynoso 4 Nov 2017 Navajo Nation President Shelly Meets with President-Elect Begaye and Vice President-Elect Jonathan Nez by Native News Online Staff 24 Apr 2015 Senator Udall Calls for Urgent Action on Dakota Pipeline by Native News Online Staff 1 Dec 2016 Contaminated Water on Its Way to the Navajo Nation by Alastair Lee Bitsoi 7 Aug 2015 About The Author Editor Levi Rickert, a tribal citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, is the publisher and editor of Native News Online. Previously, he served as editor of the Native News Network. He is a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan. One Response Anita Mills 11 months ago He didn’t look very respectful while he was singing the prayer. Trump looked bored.