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 UNITY & Dept of Justice Team to Advance Leadership in Indian Country by Native News Online Staff 7 Dec 2013 Longest Walk 5 – War on Drugs Arrives in Palm Springs by Arthur Jacobs 18 Feb 2016 Pokagon Band & Four Winds Casinos Donate 1,000 Meals This Week in Northern Indiana & Southwest Michigan by Native News Online Staff 30 Mar 2018 Search Continues for Missing Man on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation by Levi Rickert 29 May 2016 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.