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 Gun Lake Tribe Donates $15,000 to National Native American Advocacy Groups by Native News Online Staff 22 Dec 2017 Elder Complex Opens at Isleta Pueblo by Native News Online Staff 2 Jun 2015 New Report Updates Grantmaking Trends under First Nations’ Native Youth and Culture Fund by Native News Online Staff 4 Feb 2019 Chickasaw Nation’s Holisso Center Offers Archival Research, Clues to the Past by KC Cole 16 Aug 2014 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 2 years ago He didn’t look very respectful while he was singing the prayer. Trump looked bored.