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 Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Awards Record Number of Scholarships by Native News Online Staff 11 Oct 2015 The Cheyenne River Youth Project’s RedCan Graffiti Jam Wins American for the Arts’ 2017 Robert E. Gard Award by Native News Online Staff 28 Jun 2017 Five Reasons to Watch the Atlanta Dream in 2015 by Brian Kotloff 5 Jun 2015 First American Indian Federal District Judge: 1.3 Million Acres of Chickasaw and Choctaw Timeberland May Decide Obama’s Native Legacy by Michael Burrage 28 Jun 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 1 year ago He didn’t look very respectful while he was singing the prayer. Trump looked bored.