The Ohtli Award is the Government of Mexico’s highest recognition to individuals who have opened pathways to Mexicans abroad, especially the United States.
- Ohtli Award or Ceconocimiento Ohtli is an honor the Mexican Govenrment gives to Mexican citizens who work in the United States and other countrires and who have given assistance to Mexican citizens to promote their culture.
- The Ohtli Award is administered by the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs. It is given once annually by individual consulates and consists of a medallion, silver rosette and a diploma. The name of the award comes from teh Nahuatl word which means “road” or “path”. The medal depicts an Aztec god cutting grass with a machete. The smbolism of the name alludes to the idea of opening a path for others. The first award was given out in 1996. The Ohtli Award recognizes individuals who have aided, empowered or positively affected the lives of Mexican nationals in the United States and other countries.