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 Bows made by Chickasaw Chosen for “The Revenant,” “Lewis and Clark” by Native News Online Staff 26 Mar 2016 Public Hearings Push Veterans Concerns & Approval of Navajo Veterans Act by Native News Online Staff 9 Jan 2016 Two Dead in Crash Involving School Bus and a Car on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation by Levi Rickert 22 Mar 2018 Cherokee Nation Recognizes November as Diabetes Awareness Month by Native News Online Staff 25 Nov 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 3 years ago He didn’t look very respectful while he was singing the prayer. Trump looked bored.