On a recent trip to the United States , Gillard addressed a major gathering of Red Indians. She spoke for almost an hour on her plans for a Carbon Trading Tax for Australia . At the conclusion of her speech, the crowd presented her with a plaque inscribed with her new Indian name - Walking Eagle. A very chuffed Gillard then departed in her motorcade, waving to the crowds. A news reporter later asked one of the Indians how they came to select the new name given to Gillard.