On a recent tour or North America, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was invited to address a major gathering of Native Americans in Kitimat, BC in view of his experiences handling the indigenous situation in Australia.
He spoke for almost an hour on his ideas for increasing all indigenous peoples' standard of living. At the conclusion of his speech, the tribes presented the Prime Minister with a plaque inscribed with his new Native American name - "Walking Eagle".
The proud Rudd then departed with his entourage, waving to the crowd as he left. A news reporter later asked the Chiefs how they came to select the new name given to Rudd.
The Chiefs replied: "Walking Eagle is the name given to a bird so full of shit, it can no longer fly".