Čhaŋnúŋpa (in Standard Lakota Orthography) is the Sioux language name for the sacred, ceremonial pipe and the ceremony in which it is used. It is often spelled imprecisely as Chanunpa, Chanupa, or C'anupa. Sacred Pipe, or Calumet, is one of the central ceremonial objects of the Northeast Indians and Plains Indians of North America, it was an object of profound veneration that was smoked on ceremonial occasions. Many Native Americans continue to venerate the Sacred Pipe. Sacred Pipes are often referred to as Peace Pipes, but that is never the term used by the Native Peoples.