Earlier today I came across a nice line in The Subtlety of Emotions by Aaron Ben Ze'ev. This purported quote from an Aborginal elder may be a Chief Seattle moment -- that is, a bogus Western forgery of recent origin that speaks to our own sentimentality rather than indigenous reality -- but I'll quote it anyway:
You white people are so strange. We think it very primitive for a child to have only two parents.[Kevin Rudd's sorry speech is here]
P.S. 24 Feb: Teo Kermeliotis takes issue here.