Fred Leonard. Fred is the author of “Grandma’s Spirit Calling Us Home to Tyendinaga,” a book about his Tyendinaga Mohawk ancestors from the mid-1600s to the 1900s. Fred was born in 1969 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada (next door to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory). He has lived in this area most of his life. Fred has helped with the marketing and promotion of two books: “And Grandma Said” by Mohawk elder Tom Porter and “What I Need To Leave Behind” by elder Betty Maracle. Fred has traveled across North America to meet and learn traditional knowledge, spirituality and history from many elders. He has done public speaking and is a social activist. Fred has worked on an environmental contaminants research project at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory in association with Trent University. He has also worked for the environmental department for National Defense. For the past nine years, Fred has been running his own business.