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 Arrowhead Stadium Hosts Native American Celebration at the Chiefs vs New York Jets Matchup by Tyler Jones 8 Nov 2014 StrongHearts Native Helpline Receives Its 1,000th Call from Those Affected by Domestic Violence and Dating Violence Across Indian Country and Alaska by Levi Rickert 6 Oct 2018 Cocopah Month in honor of Cocopah Centennial by Native News Online Staff 27 Sep 2017 Native Americans Walk to the Four Corners to Fight Diabetes by Judy Sarasohn 11 May 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.