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 Ute Indian Tribe Praises President Obama’s Protection of Bears Ears Sacred Landscape by Native News Online Staff 31 Dec 2016 Rosetta Stone Chickasaw Goes to Next Level by Chickasaw Nation Media 9 Jun 2019 Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Improve Broadband Access for Tribal Communities by Native News Online Staff 7 May 2018 Amnesty International USA: Statement on Peltier Being Denied Clemency by Obama by Levi Rickert 20 Jan 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 2 years ago He didn’t look very respectful while he was singing the prayer. Trump looked bored.