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 Tanker Crash Kills 1; Closes Highway on Navajo Nation by Arlyssa Becenti 22 Jan 2017 Kidnapped 11-Year-Old Navajo Girl Found Dead by Levi Rickert 3 May 2016 Cherokee Nation’s 19th Annual Homecoming Art Show opens August 22 by Native News Online Staff 28 Jul 2014 A First: Tribal Leaders, Academics to Convene to Discuss Tribal Disenrollment by Native News Online Staff 27 Feb 2017 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 1 year ago He didn’t look very respectful while he was singing the prayer. Trump looked bored.